Towns and cities on the Elbe and Donau rivers in central Europe are partially underwater from recent flooding... and in many places the worse is to come.
The Czechs join Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria in rejecting a UN migration pact, with more EU states expected not to join. Opponets say the pact doesn't distinguish between economic migrants and asylum-seekers.
Czech leader Andrej Babis said his country might follow the lead of Austria, the US, and Hungary. Meanwhile, the EU expressed its disappointment in Vienna for withdrawing after playing a key role in the negotiations.
The question of World War II reparations is still open, and Germany should pay up, says historian Karl Heinz Roth. But Poland, Greece and other countries would have to cooperate.
By a large majority, the European Parliament has voted to initiate an investigation into whether to begin disciplinary measures against Hungary. The vote was long overdue, DW's Bernd Riegert writes.
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