National authorities and lawyers are embroiled in debate after migrants crossing into Italy were found to be ushered into vans, deported to several countries, and ultimately abandoned outside the EU.
Both countries' guards and officials will operate under one command to make them more effective.
French and UK border forces intercepted 227 migrants in the Channel on Thursday in 21 separate operations with more incidents reported on Friday.
He could now face trial for refusing to let a rescue ship carrying scores of migrants dock on the Italian island of Lampedusa last year.
"We can no longer afford to ignore what's happening inside Libya," UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley told Euronews.
Officials have said that the migrants were found and tested negative for the coronavirus.
It comes after a number of migrants who recently crossed from the breakaway north to the internationally recognised south of Cyprus tested positive to COVID-19.
The 31 migrants were taken to a federal police station after driving for hours on top of boxes of melons.
Authorities say 63 minors were among those discovered. Meanwhile eight others were injured when a pick-up truck carrying 32 migrants crashed on Tuesday.
Migrants normally make up the bulk of fruit pickers in Finland, but in this pandemic year, farmers are instead turning to locals for help.
After over a week at sea, the first individuals began disembarking the Ocean Viking aid vessel at a Sicilian port late on Monday night.
Most of them have been at sea for more than a week.
The rescue ship Ocean Viking has declared a state of emergency. There are 180 rescued migrants on board.
The legislation brings to an end rules which have helped millions of EU citizens live and work in the UK, and will instead give equal rights to people from outside the bloc.
Vessels have been forced to introduce radical changes in a bid to contain the virus among those rescued at sea.
Human rights advocates say coronavirus lockdowns have worsened the plight of people fleeing war, persecution and poverty by making many of them unable to lodge asylum applications.
Athens says the move was necessary to alleviate pressure on the more than 32,500 migrants living in squalid camps on the Greek islands.
Officials say the two who tested positive did not display symptoms of COVID-19. Other migrants in the facility and people who come in contact with them are being tested.
Unions say much of the cheap meat on our supermarket shelves is slaughtered by migrant workers who earn low wages, live in cramped shared accommodation and operate in crowded working conditions even in the midst of a pandemic.
The EU should provide humanitarian assistance to people stranded in countries less capable to confront the crisis, not more speedboats to contain them there.
This is the first massive transfer of asylum seekers from Moria camp since the start of confinement imposed by the Greek government on March 23 to stem the spread of coronavirus.
The Spanish authorities have not suddenly had a change of heart regarding the use of immigration detention but rather recognised what activists have been saying all along – health and legal issues make the system untenable.
The warning comes after Greek authorities announced that 150 people tested positive at a locked-down migrant hotel in the country’s south.
While the first attempt to use empty hotels for quarantining a thousand of the most vulnerable migrants on the Greek islands has just been announced by the European Commission, more remains to be done.
Clashes broke out on the island of Chios when rumours circulated that a woman had died from COVID-19 but blood tests proved negative.
Doctors Without Borders fell out with SOS Mediteranee after it put its rescue ship Ocean Viking into port in Marseille.