Austria's border defense unit is holding exercises on the border its Slovenian border to prepare for a migration event like the one that occurred in 2015. Austria's go-it-alone attitude is a source of frustration for EU-partner state Slovenia.
New government figures estimate that 1.2 million Germans live elsewhere in Europe. Almost half stayed where there was no language barrier — and roughly a quarter plumped for a more accommodating tax code, too.
A cardinal intends to commemorate fascists executed in 1945 after being sent back to Yugoslavia from Austria. The EU and Catholic Church must take a stand, the German politician Christian Schwarz-Schilling writes.
Heiko Maas has again urged EU nations to support a naval operation enforcing a UN arms embargo to Libya. The foreign minister has said concerns it could promote migration to Europe were misplaced.
EU figures estimate that 6.9 million children in Europe reside in a country different from the one on their passport. Around two-thirds of these hail from outside the bloc. The figures are rising, albeit not that fast.
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