The Turkish president has rejected EU demands to reform terrorism laws. In addition, he is making a bid to broaden his own powers at the expense of parliament. This comes just a day after PM Davutoglu resigned amid a growing row with Erdogan.
Within the EU, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia form a regional body of their own: the Visegrad Group, or V4. The countries differ on many issues, but they have embraced similar migration policies.
After over two years, Berlin said it's still not ready to stop temporary passport controls at the Austrian border. The Interior Ministry cited fears of a terrorist attack and unbridled migration for the prolonged checks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the EU to cut funding for Turkey linked to its bid to join the bloc. While raising concerns about the rule of law in the country, she praised Ankara's support for refugees.
Turkey is a NATO member, which makes the fact that it is planning to buy anti-aircraft systems from Russia more than a little unusual. Are Ankara and Moscow developing a closer partnership? Miodrag Soric comments.
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