Unions, churches, employers' associations, charities and other groups in Germany have formed a broad alliance to counteract xenophobia and promote a more humane refugee policy. The alliance calls for an objective debate and a focus on solutions.
Italy and Austria have put forth a plan to process refugees on ships, with Austria's interior minister saying asylum-seekers would be "well looked after." Both governments support curbing immigration in their countries.
Migrants and asylum-seekers failed by Italy's integration system often end up in places like Castel Volturno. There they risk being exploited, but they also find solidarity, reports Michele Bertelli.
Italy has warned Germany not to deport migrants back to Italy. Reports say the German state of Bavaria is preparing to send asylum-seekers back to Italy, insisting that the cases must be processed at the point of entry.
Hungary and Italy have pledged to forge a new alliance to change the way the EU deals with migration. Orban and Salvini have repeatedly defied the European Union by refusing to take in any further asylum-seekers.
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