Patients in desperate need of donor organs are coming to Spain from all over the European Union. +++ Turkey has built an over-800-kilometer wall along its border with Syria to stem the flow of refugees.
The French government has said it will not allow the Aquarius 2 migrant rescue ship to dock in Marseille. The ship has been repeatedly turned away by Italy and forced to stop in Malta and Spain in recent months.
The German government hopes its migrant return agreement with Spain, which comes into force this weekend, will just be the beginning. Unfortunately, there's little substance to the deal, says DW's Rupert Wiederwald.
Chancellor Merkel is headed for Algeria to find ways to boost trade with the Mediterranean nation. But the complicated issue of migration will loom over her talks as Berlin looks for ways to stem irregular migration.
Italy was at loggerheads with EU states during a meeting it had hoped would solve its ongoing migration woes. Italy's prime minister said there will be consequences if the bloc doesn't help take in 150 migrants.
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