Migration is not new, nor is it unusual. And when managed properly, it is nothing to fear. Yet, amid misinformation, untruths and fake news, it is sometimes hard to know what is actually going on when it comes to migration in Europe. From alarming rhetoric painting all migrants as terrorists and criminals, to inaccuracies and distortions about what the EU is doing, the debate is highly politicised. Fiction spreads like wildfire on social media and more often than not, facts get lost in all the noise.
Here are some of the most common myths about migration to Europe and the work of the EU debunked