EU ministers met again in Brussels to come up with a Europe-wide response to the refugee crisis. But there was more acrimony than constructive debate. Meanwhile thousands of migrants remain stranded as more and more countries seal their frontiers.
UK government ministers are to publish new papers setting out their aims for Brexit talks. Fourteen months after the referendum, there has been little progress in talks on the terms for the UK's exit from the bloc.
The EU needs to relaunch its original project as a federal union of states, says Laura Boldrini, president of Italy's Chamber of Deputies. She spoke to DW about the migrant crisis, populism and rising inequality.
Gabriel wrote a letter to EU leaders slamming Turkish President Erdogan's politics and calling for the bloc to scale back its relations with Ankara. His statements underline an icy relationship with no thaw in sight.
Overwhelmed by refugees, Italy has threatened to bar boats carrying migrants from its ports. EU interior ministers have agreed to develop a code of conduct for rescue ships. They are refusing to show any more solidarity.
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