As boats begin taking rejected refugees back to Turkey, EU’s border agency Frontex says the controversial program could help put a stop to trafficking. DW reporter Oliver Sallet spoke to Frontex spokeswoman Ewa Moncure in Lesbos.
A Bundeswehr vessel has rescued 102 migrants off the coast of Libya. In a dramatic few days of rescue missions, a further 50 migrants were airlifted after being stranded in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.
Europe’s refugee crisis and Islamist terror are putting a strain on one of the EU’s prestige projects. But is Germany’s decision to block free travel within the Schengen zone justified? Anthee Carassava reports.
Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.
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.
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