Code of conduct for migrant rescuers in the Mediteranian, travel ban for migrants in the US, a park manager who makes for a better atmosphere in an infamous park in Berlin, halal tourism in France.
A right-wing smear against people who legally assist asylum-seekers has been named Germany's non-word of the year for 2018. The term, seen as defamatory and discrediting, was first used by Alexander Dobrindt of the CSU.
Several left-wing mayors in Italy have refused to obey the "anti-migrant" policies of interior minister, Matteo Salvini. The right-wing leader has spearheaded a move to tighten asylum laws.
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.
After an incident involving abusive asylum-seekers was answered with "right-wing vigilante groups," an idyllic Bavarian town has become a populist flashpoint. Peter Hille says there must be more faith in the rule of law.
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