EU leaders were focussing on reforms at their final summit of the year -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
A breakthrough or just another paper? EU interior ministers want to more fairly allocate refugees within the bloc. Sea rescue operations would also be restricted.
"Islamic State" militants have besieged the Syrian border city of Kobani. Günter Seufert, an expert on Turkish affairs, spoke with DW about Kobani's significance, particularly for the Kurds.
The trial against suspected terror organization "Sharia4Belgium" got under way in Antwerp, Belgium. The group is accused of enlisting youths to send to Syria. Some say the state turned a blind eye to the group.
Hans ten Feld, UNHCR representative in Berlin, tells DW that Germany is doing a fantastic job accepting refugees from Syria. He has less praise for many other European countries.
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