Europe's refugee crisis was in focus at the EU interior ministers' meeting in Luxembourg. All agree about the need to secure Europe's borders, but working out the details of a migration deal with Turkey is proving more difficult.
Poland and Hungary are fighting against refugee redistribution, despite a clear ruling from the EU's highest court. Poland's right-wing government has copied many of its recent anti-democratic measures from Hungary.
If Free Democratic Party head Christian Lindner has his way, war refugees will have to leave Germany as soon as conflict ends. The proposal critiques Angela Merkel's CDU - though they may end up as political partners.
Martin Schulz, candidate for the German chancellorship has reiterated that there’s need to crackdown on human trafficking and smugglers in a bid to stop illegal migration.
As smuggling activity in the Aegean Sea has reached the highest level since last fall, the Greek islands are once again becoming overcrowded. Diego Cupolo reports that most new arrivals come via Turkey.
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