War-torn Libya is not equipped to handle the large numbers of refugees travelling through the country in their bid to reach Europe. A plan emulating the EU-Turkey deal to get illegal immigration under control hasn't worked out as hoped.
Parliament voted in favor of increased presence in North Africa and cutting the number of troops in the Middle East. Rome hopes to fight the human trafficking that has brought hundreds of thousands of migrants to Italy.
Far removed from pay-for-passport schemes for wealthy migrants in Cyprus and Malta, foreigners find a "budget" route into the European Union via Lithuania's depopulated countryside, reports Benas Gerdziunas.
The leaders of the "Southern Seven" met in Rome to discuss multiple problems facing the European Union. Migration was high on the agenda for many of the countries on the front lines of the recent migration crisis.
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
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