With winter ending and warmer conditions prevailing, the central Mediterranean migrant route between North Africa and Italy has seen a surge in refugees. With the Italian border to Austria closed, will northern Italy become the next Idomeni?
A migrant rescue ship has been seized in Italy for refusing to hand over rescued migrants to Libya. The NGO said that would have been illegal, and insisted that the rescue took place legally in international waters.
Germany's Angela Merkel is carrying a message of EU unity on her trip to Warsaw. But with tensions simmering over refugee quotas and Poland's controversial judicial reforms, the chancellor had to walk a fine line.
Four people were in a critical condition after two separate knife attacks near Vienna's Nestroyplatz metro station. An Afghan national has confessed to the stabbing, blaming his "rage about his life situation."
The newly appointed interior minister has again caused controversy by calling for tighter internal border controls, just as the EU wants them to be eased. The EU was failing to control the external border, he said.
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