European leaders are meeting with Turkey as they attempt to solve the migration crisis. The goal is to reduce the numbers of people travelling to Greece by boat. For that, they're relying on the Turkish government to crack down on people smuggling.
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.
The Visegrad Four have been at odds with the EU over the bloc's values. But Slovakia and the Czech Republic are more moderate than Hungary and Poland and could help calm the waters. Tim Gosling reports from Prague.
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