A growing number of EU states are looking to introduce border controls in response to the refugee crisis. But the economic fall-out is considerable. Problems include tailbacks at border crossings and delays of just-in-time deliveries.
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.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights was established by the EU to help it respect human rights in its policies. InfoMigrants spoke to its director, Michael O'Flaherty, about the refugee crisis in Europe.
Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has urged the EU to extend the country's border controls. Citing security concerns, Sobotka said he "simply needs to know who is coming to our country."
EU citizens' data will now be checked against wanted lists when they enter the Schengen zone. A threat to our freedom? No, says MEP and foreign affairs expert Elmar Brok in an interview with DW.
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