EU's goal was to reach an agreement with Turkey to take back migrants not fleeing from war. The problem was not solved and Turkey came up with new demands. DW's Seda Serdar analyses the outcome.
Bulgaria plans to station 600 troops on its border with Turkey to quell any potential flow of migrants. Bulgaria's defense minister said the EU's failure to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean justified the move.
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.
Civilian sea rescuers have been threatened with weapons while trying to help refugees. World Humanitarian Day is particularly difficult to mark this year, writes Volker Westerbarkey from Doctors Without Borders.
The Visegrad Four have been at odds with the EU over the bloc's values. But Slovakia and the Czech Republic are more moderate than Hungary and Poland and could help calm the waters. Tim Gosling reports from Prague.
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