Thousands of migrants are stuck in Greece now that the Balkan route has been closed. It will be more than a week before EU leaders meet again. It's up to them to find a solution for the refugees waiting in Greece.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has struck down a challenge from Hungary and Slovakia over the bloc's mandatory refugee quota policy. The ruling is a victory for Brussels, Paris and Berlin.
Since the closure of the Balkan route, many refugees who arrived on the shores of Greece are trapped in overcrowded camps without any prospects. A report from Fabian Pianka, who visited the Greek hotspot in Samos.
Poland and Hungary are fighting against refugee redistribution, despite a clear ruling from the EU's highest court. Poland's right-wing government has copied many of its recent anti-democratic measures from Hungary.
Who is CDU head Angela Merkel? Reuters journalist Andreas Rinke examined the German chancellor in a "lexicon." Before the German election he's traced the private and political life of Europe's most powerful woman.
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