EU interior ministers balance migrant rights and strong borders
23 January 2022 | 10:21 am
European Union interior ministers discussed border security and asylum at a meeting in Lithuania. The EU home affairs commissioner urged preemptive action outside the bloc and condemned the policy of pushbacks.
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