Refugees and migrants carry their luggage as they arrive on a passenger ferry from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, Greece. Photo by: REUTERS / Giorgos Moutafis

Four years after record arrivals of refugees and migrants in 2015, the European Union and its member states have overhauled their internal and external policies to place more emphasis on migration.

Improving cooperation with countries of origin, transit and destination is now a cornerstone of the EU’s domestic and global agenda. The link between development cooperation and migration was one of the key issues raised during the parliamentary hearing for the EU’s next development chief last week.

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