Border crossings in Europe are to be more closely monitored. The area around the town of Freilassing marks the end of the Balkan route for thousands of refugees. Long queues and waiting times are proving a challenge for the region's economy.
The newly appointed interior minister has again caused controversy by calling for tighter internal border controls, just as the EU wants them to be eased. The EU was failing to control the external border, he said.
They style themselves as stable and safe countries at every opportunity; nevertheless, they have yet to be admitted to the Schengen Area. Romania and Bulgaria, it seems, will remain the European Union's problem children.
Right-wing populist Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, and one of Putin's seven challengers in the presidential election. During a conversation with DW, he threatened the West.
An "amour fou" it is not. The meeting between French President Macron and UK Prime Minister May pitted EU fervor against Euroskepticism. How will Brexit affect ties between the two countries?
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