The leaders of Poland and Hungary have condemned the EU’s migration policy and demanded a bigger say in the bloc’s affairs. Both countries have come under fire from Brussels for refusing to take in migrants under an EU-wide quota system.
The EU Commission is suing Poland at the European Court of Justice for its decision to force judges to retire. Poland breached fundamental EU values in doing so, the EU says.
A Hungarian court has upheld a terrorism charge against a Syrian for his role in a border riot three years ago. The verdict comes amid strained relations between Budapest and Brussels over human rights issues.
The EU and the UK look no closer to a deal, as UK Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out a second referendum and has urged the EU to "evolve its position." A Brexit summit will be held in November, leaders announced.
This summer, up to 4,000 refugees attempted to reach the EU via Bosnia-Herzegovina. Most remain stranded in camps, facing the prospect of a harsh winter. Frank Hofmann reports from Velika Kladusa.
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