Many of the tensions in the EU over migration stem from the Dublin rules, under which asylum-seekers must be processed in the country where they first arrive. EU member states on the Mediterranean say they're shouldering too much of the burden.
Greece's "enormous contribution" in handling migration has been extolled by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ending her two-day visit to Athens, she said the 28-member EU must do more to protect its external border.
The German chancellor says that her country continues to seek an "orderly" Brexit, but is preparing for harsher eventualities. The topic dominated Merkel's second-ever parliamentary Q&A session.
If we want to combat rampant right-wing populism in Europe, we must above all address the issue of migration, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
Punitive social handouts to dissuade "Dublin" asylum-seekers are wanted by interior ministers of the 16 regional states, a report says. One in three applicants arriving in Germany via other EU nations could be affected.
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