To control the flow of migrants in the Schengen zone, some countries have reintroduced tight border controls.
London has pledged to avoid border posts between the EU-member Republic of Ireland and the UK country of Northern Ireland after Brexit. Questions still remain as to how Britain plans to police the "frictionless" border.
There are tighter passport controls across the European Union this summer, reportedly aimed at keeping track of suspected terrorists. A side effect is that police have been able to catch up with other wanted criminals.
German federal prosecutors have taken control of an investigation into whether Vietnam conducted illegal espionage in Berlin. The probe relates to the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman-turned-asylum seeker.
A Nigerian man accused of murdering a 22-year-old German woman who volunteered with refugees has gone on trial in the western city of Münster. Prosecutors argue he became possessive of the victim after a brief affair.
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