Angela Merkel has begun her trip to Poland amid a dip in relations between the two neighbors. Warsaw has been at odds with Europe over migration, as well as the rule of law in the country, after controversial judicial reforms.
The German chancellor has offered aid to Lebanon as it struggles to cope with nearly 1 million Syrian refugees. She is hoping to reduce migrant arrivals to Europe by supporting countries near Syria.
Leading Polish intellectuals, including a former president, are speaking out against the country's judicial reforms. Fearing Poland's democracy is at stake, they have urged the European Court of Justice to intervene.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has got her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to agree to wait for an upcoming EU summit before imposing new border controls. His asylum reform plan could threaten the EU immigration system.
There may be disagreement within the German government on how to fight illegal migration. But Angela Merkel seems to have found a potentially valuable ally in her Austrian counterpart, Sebastian Kurz.
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