Slovenia says it cannot cope with the influx of refugees and is limiting entry to 2,500 a day. A backlog is being felt back down the line at Croatia's border with Serbia - a jam of people encountering overwhelmed local authorities.
When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy toward the newcomers. What's happened since then?
A legal opinion presented to the EU's top court says mandatory quotas for the relocation of refugees across the bloc should stand. Hungary and Slovakia have challenged the EU measure, claiming it's illegal.
Slovenia has passed a bill that allows police to seal the border with Croatia to prevent migrants from entering the country. The nation is on the edge of the Schengen Area of free travel in Europe.
Germany has suspended deportations to Afghanistan in the wake of the latest bomb attack in Kabul. Now is a good time for an open-minded assessment of asylum policy, says DW's Florian Weigand.
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