The EU's top court has ruled that eastern European countries must take their fair share of asylum seekers. Hungary and Slovakia had challenged an agreement to redistribute 120, 000 people amongst EU members. Hungary calls the ruling 'outrageous.'
Populists in Germany and across Europe were celebrating the landslide re-election of the Hungarian prime minister. Detractors of the European Union see it as a sign that voters are getting behind their cause.
Hungarians have handed Prime Minister Viktor Orban another term in office. A major thorn in the EU's side, his democratically legitimized autocracy will now become even more attractive to imitators, says Volker Wagener.
The controversial EU refugee agreement with Turkey has been running for two years. But there are still several hitches, with particularly the question of funding still not completely settled.
Germany has said it is resettling the last few migrants from Greece and Italy under the EU's relocation scheme. Germany took in just over one-third of the expected number of refugees under the agreement.
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