The EU-Turkey deal to curb the flow of Middle Eastern migrants into Europe has faced significant criticism. Conservatives say the agreement puts Europe's future into Turkish hands, while left-leaning parties say it ignores humanitarian concerns.
An EU crisis delegation has just returned from Slovakia. The ensuing European Parliament debate about the situation clearly highlighted the weaknesses plaguing European policy making.
The EU has unlocked €3 billion ($3.7 billion) for projects to help Syrian refugees in Turkey in a second payment from the 2016 migration deal. More than a million refugees have already benefited from the funds.
The Bundestag is set to debate an AfD proposal urging Berlin to distance itself from journalist Deniz Yücel's prior work. The AfD's critique focuses on a 2011 satirical column about Germany's declining fertility rate.
Germany has big plans for the European Union, the chancellor told parliament on the eve of a major EU meeting, but first Germany needs a new government. Still, the other parties' responses showed how divided Germany is.
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