Germany is considering granting asylum to Turkish military personnel who fled the country after last year's attempted coup. Turkey has warned Germany not to open its doors to the alleged coup plotters.
At least 15 asylum seekers drowned when their inflatable boat sank off Lesbos island, Greek coastguard officials say. Witnesses say there were 25 refugees and migrants on board.
Two siblings with muscular dystrophy spent months in Greece waiting for asylum papers after surviving a trip by boat last year over the Mediterranean, but they are only a few of the thousands who still wait.
The shelter can facilitate 400 people at a time for five to 10 days during which they will undergo psychological evaluation and can apply for asylum.
French officials reveal plans to demolish the camp which nearly 7,000 people are forced to call home.
Greek police arrest eight army officers who fled to Greece after a failed coup bid in Turkey.
Asylums requests in Switzerland continue to decline in fourth month of Balkan countries shutting their borders
Germany registered 181,405 asylum applications in first few months of 2016, much higher figure compared to same period of last year
EU needs sustainable asylum system for future, European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans says
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