The Schengen Agreement was signed in 1985. Today the agreement is a backbone of the European economy. It was signed in Schengen, Luxembourg. But the importance of the town situated near the French and German border isn’t apparent at first glance.
NATO has reformed its military capabilities to be able to deploy forces much more quickly. But could leftover Cold War bureaucracy prevent a rapid response? NATO General Ben Hodges told DW he wants a "military Schengen."
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.
As far as Serbia's foreign policy is concerned, joining the EU is a top priority. The Serbian prime minister, Ana Brnabic, writes that Germany's support for her country is hugely important in this regard.
Environment ministers from nearly 30 countries have met in Montreal to talk implementation of the Paris climate accord. The US has been sending mixed messages on the deal, following a report it might soften its stance.
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