Operation Sophia, the EU's naval mission in the Mediterranean, aims to track down human smugglers and reduce loss of lives. Soldiers frequently end up helping refugees at risk of drowning.
A refugee NGO in Italy is hoping that the country's new populist government will fail to implement the hardline immigration reforms promised during the election campaign. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Rome.
The man's case caused a stir in Germany when a major police operation was needed to take him from the Ellwangen refugee center, as his roommates had tried to keep him there. Now a court has issued a final ruling.
The man has arrived in Milan one day after authorities denied his appeal to stay in Germany. The case sparked major national attention when other migrants prevented authorities' first attempt to deport him.
The far-right Alternative for Germany party has filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court against a change to Germany's migration policy. The party claims Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to bypass parliament.
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