UN-backed talks aimed at ending the Syrian civil war are beginning in Geneva. But for millions of displaced Syrians they come too late. For those on their way to Europe even the squalor of Idomeni offers a respite from the fighting.
The issue of migration is deepening the rift between east and west in the EU. But for a long time now, more fundamental issues such as legal integrity and solidarity have been at stake, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the first sitting Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years. Could the EU-Turkey refugee deal be a sticking point during his landmark trip to Athens?
Fresh tensions have flared up over a controversial scheme to move thousands of refugees across European Union countries. One senior official compared talks on the divisive issue to "fighting trench warfare."
He became famous as the pianist who played in the rubble of war-torn Syria, but Aeham Ahmad is much more than that. He's now a popular musician and has established a home in Wiesbaden with his family.
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