The leaders of Germany's governing coalition are meeting in Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to resolve the conflict between her conservative bloc and the Social Democrats over the issue of detaining asylum seekers at Germany's borders.
186,644 asylum seekers were registered last year. That's down more than 100,000 from 2016 - the Germany Interior Ministry says the massive numbers from the height of the crisis have been "overcome."
French President Emmanuel Macron says France wants more money from the UK and to negotiate a better police cooperation to handle the migrants in Calais. He made the comments during a visit to the French port town.
Refugees in Germany who appeal against the rejection of their asylum applications are having growing success, a report says. Critics say the high rate of wins puts German migration authorities in a bad light.
In an interview with the German daily Bild, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his country's refusal of an EU-wide refugee resettlement quota, saying that he believed refugees are "Muslim invaders."
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