LKS 20231214 (FILES) In this file picture migrants arrive in the harbour of Italian island of Lampedusa, on September 18, 2023. The leaders of nine Mediterranean and southern European countries meet in Malta with European Commission for talks set to focus on migration on September 29, 2023. The summit comes a day after EU interior ministers finally made headway on new rules for how the bloc handles asylum seekers and irregular migrants. LEHTIKUVA / AFP, AFP / LEHTIKUVA / ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI