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EU immigration rules - in 90 seconds

Thousands of migrants are trying to reach Europe to escape war zones in the Middle East, and poverty and turmoil in Africa.

Germany has suspended the Dublin regulation - a system where asylum seekers must make their applications in the first EU country they reach - for Syrians.

So what are the rules governing immigration to the EU and should the system be restructured to make it fairer to all of the member nations?

Video journalist: Marcus Thompson. Voiced by Emilia Papadopoulos