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.
After over two years, Berlin said it's still not ready to stop temporary passport controls at the Austrian border. The Interior Ministry cited fears of a terrorist attack and unbridled migration for the prolonged checks.
Germany's conservative CDU/CSU parties have agreed on a guideline to limit migration to the country. While some call the move unconstitutional, experts say the proposal appears to be legal, though ethically questionable.
This EU summit proves: Trouble is brewing in every corner of Europe. But the bloc does not need grand visions; it needs practical solutions to the problems it faces, says DW’s Christoph Hasselbach.
The EU's executive has unveiled plans to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, focusing on people from northern Africa, to bypass smugglers. Europe is struggling to distribute thousands of migrants already in the bloc.
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