The EU has never been as divided as it is today. With issues such as the refugee crisis polarizing opinion, some observers are predicting the end of the union in its current form.
Rescue operations are "the obligation of all those who are at sea," says the EU's border control boss. In a DW interview, he describes the huge challenges the EU faces in a situation that means life or death every day.
London will agree to pay up to 40 billion euros to quit the EU, not a cent more, according to a report. It's much less than the EU wants.
The Visegrad Four have been at odds with the EU over the bloc’s values. But Slovakia and the Czech Republic are more moderate than Hungary and Poland and could help calm the waters. Tim Gosling reports from Prague.
Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has urged the EU to extend the country's border controls. Citing security concerns, Sobotka said he "simply needs to know who is coming to our country."
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