Restart or rebrand? New EU Migration Pact under the microscope

Migration into the European Union has never been that far from the headlines over the past few years, ever since a huge spike in the number of people seeking asylum in the bloc in 2015. Their number has now fallen drastically, with irregular entries down to about 140,000 a year. But migration remains a political hot potato. Recently the Moria camp for asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos burned to the ground, highlighting the political deadlock and human cost of the current status quo.