""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
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Experts say the figures are particularly shocking as significantly fewer people seem to be attempting to make the crossing.
Trump's border wall – swallowed by Washington's political quicksand?
Sweden lifts border checks as migrant tide becomes a trickle
US negotiators agree on a deal to avert a possible government shutdown, but there's no money in the budget for the president's proposed border wall.
Hungary says it has finished building a second fence on the border with Serbia to keep migrants out.
New legislation comes into effect to tighten document checks across the EU, particularly in countries at the bloc's external borders.
Be prepared for possible delays if you are planning to travel in or out of Europe’s Schengen zone.
Hungary says it is building a new fence at its southern border to keep out refugees and migrants.
Mexico has threatened to retaliate following Donald Trump’s latest comments on his planned border wall: the US president vowed on Friday to start building it “soon, way ahead of…
Austria is planning to send troops to help patrol the EU’s external borders and shut down completely the so-called Western Balkan route for migrants.
Peña Nieto a Trump in hour-long telephone call
The new US President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to build a wall along the border with Mexico – as pledged during the election campaign – and to crack down on US cities shielding illegal…
EU officials say Schengen border checks should be extended by three months when they expire next month.
Donald Trump says the construction of his wall on the border with Mexico will begin immediately. But the policy risks shattering relations between the two neighbours.
Austria wants tighter borders with Slovakia
Mexico is willing to throw its relationship with the US wide open when it sits down to talks but it still won’t pay for any wall.
The EU has taken a step towards waiving visas for Ukrainians travelling to Europe for short trips.
Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the…
Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.