The European Union and African countries agreed on Malta on an action plan to strengthen the crisis regions in Africa that migrants come from. But will those measures work? EP president Schulz is calling for commitment and patience.
Rescue operations are "the obligation of all those who are at sea," says the EU's border control boss. In a DW interview, he describes the huge challenges the EU faces in a situation that means life or death every day.
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.
The EU needs to relaunch its original project as a federal union of states, says Laura Boldrini, president of Italy's Chamber of Deputies. She spoke to DW about the migrant crisis, populism and rising inequality.
Overwhelmed by refugees, Italy has threatened to bar boats carrying migrants from its ports. EU interior ministers have agreed to develop a code of conduct for rescue ships. They are refusing to show any more solidarity.
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