Attempting to stem the flow of refugees, Austria is planning to reintroduce border checks at the Brenner Pass - to Italy's chagrin.
The Alternative for Germany wants to scrap the right to asylum and make development aid conditional upon stopping emigration. The party says its suggestions are "humane," but in practice they would be anything but that.
At only 30 years old, Sebastian Kurz is angling not only to become chancellor of Austria, but also to give his country a more powerful stance on the world stage. To that end, he warned against any "meddling" from Turkey.
The diplomatic spat between Germany and Turkey is showing no signs of letting up. Turkey's foreign minister fired off a long series of tweets slamming his German counterpart.
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.
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