The Bulgarian capital Sofia is a hub on the people smuggling route from Turkey to Serbia. In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the "Made in Germany" brand has taken a beating in France.
From tackling the root causes of migration to fighting human trafficking: The EU has many different goals for its migration policy. On paper they are sold as equal. Financially, they are not, as DW data analysis shows.
Is it possible to stop people from migrating by increasing financial aid to developing countries? Deutsche Welle research shows this may be effective in some cases. But aid money alone cannot stop major migration waves.
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.
After news of Libyan slave markets went around world in 2017 many migrants stuck in North Africa decided to return home. However, those returning to Nigeria complain that they face the same problems they had left behind.
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