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.
In her annual summer press conference, the German chancellor had critical words for the European Union and Turkey. But with Germany heading to the polls in 26 days, she was careful not to say anything controversial.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has struck down a challenge from Hungary and Slovakia over the bloc's mandatory refugee quota policy. The ruling is a victory for Brussels, Paris and Berlin.
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.
The European Court of Justice has dismissed Hungary's and Slovakia's challenge against the EU's 2015 refugee quota policy. DW looks at how the EU's relocation scheme works and how far it's succeeded.
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