Greece looks for EU support this week in tough upcoming talks with Turkey over maritime borders and energy exploration after securing a diplomatic boost from the visiting US secretary of state
Greece has cautiously welcomed a plan from Brussels to reform the EU's shaky asylum system, but charity groups working with refugees have blasted a continued "outrageous containment policy"
Macron has spoken out resolutely against Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Therefore, he called for an informal summit of the southern EU countries on Thursday.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is emphasizing the importance of collective work and effort of all EU member states in order to reach progress not only in the European Union but also in the continent as a whole.
Turkey's push into the Mediterranean featuring gas drilling, tough rhetoric and warships is rooted in a vision of a "Blue Homeland" that targets waters claimed by EU neighbours
The number of illegal sea migration across the Mediterranean has doubled in July compared to the month before. All in all nevertheless, migration figures within the EU have fallen in 2020 due to the corona virus travel restrictions.
The European Union has confirmed that an "EU migration and asylum pact" will be proposed to the 27 member states by autumn, in order to reach an agreement regarding the asylum and migrants allocation within the EU.
As European countries emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and lift travel restrictions, the EU has aimed to coordinate border reopening among members - but the process has been far from harmonious