Not all Hungarians support prime minister Viktor Orban's anti-migrant fence. Villagers in Kübekhaza are outraged by his nationalist policies and see the barrier as a disgraceful symbol of his closed-door policy.
The European Parliament has called for an expansion of the EU's border protection authority. However, concerns over jurisdiction are giving many member states reason for pause.
The EU has pulled the plug on its naval involvement in the Mediterranean anti-smuggling Operation Sophia. The move shows that the bloc has failed to establish a common policy on refugees, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said Viktor Orban's political party does not belong in his center-right EPP group. Orban's party has accused Juncker and the EU of purposely weakening Hungary's borders.
The chancellor has backed the European Commission president in the face of aggressive attacks from Hungary. Still, she declined to call for removing Orban's party from the conservative bloc in the European Parliament.
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