EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos tells DW a common border control force does not threaten national sovereignty.
During the G-7 summit in Sicily, Donald Trump showed no interest in the refugee crisis. Now Italy is threatening to close its harbors to NGOs carrying refugees. The political pressure is becoming too great.
EU and North African ministers are to meet in Rome to discuss strategies for curbing the number of migrants coming to Europe. Thousands of people have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean in dangerous boats.
Italy wants to work more closely with Libya to limit the number of sea crossings by migrants and potential asylum seekers. But what are the consequences?
Dimitris Avramopoulos is the European Commissioner for Migration. His job description includes making the EU’s asylum system work - so far without great success. On this week’s Conflict Zone, he tries to explain why.
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