UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi told the European Parliament he is "deeply concerned" by a proposed deal between the EU and Ankara to curb the migrant crisis. It would involve people being sent back to Turkey. Reactions by MEPs were restrained as well.
A group of Turkish citizens landed on a Greek island in a dinghy after reportedly fleeing Turkey for fear of political persecution. Several hundred Turks have fled to Greece as the crackdown over the 2016 coup continues.
The European Parliament has passed a resolution denouncing the arrests of people who criticized Turkey's military intervention in Afrin. One MEP told DW that there's "no respect for human rights" in Turkey.
A lack of EU solidarity over the refugee crisis has placed an "intolerable burden" on Italy and Greece, says Michael O'Flaherty, director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. He meets Michel Friedman on Conflict Zone.
An EU committee has proposed a post-Brexit change to seat distribution in the bloc's parliament. Some of the UK's 73 European Parliament seats would go to Spain and France while others could cross national borders.
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