The plight of thousands of people seeking refuge has worsened after Germany reinstated border controls, admitting that their influx is at the limit of its capacities.

This move means that Berlin has put on hold the Schengen treaty that allows free movement within its member states.

In Brussels, EU interior ministers were discussing way to spread the number of refugees across its member states. Many countries have made it clear they are against any plan to impose quotas.

So, where does all this leave the refugees? And what does it mean for the Shengen treaty and free movement?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault


Claude Moraes, member of European Parliament.

Virginie Guiraudon, research professor at the Center for European Studies.

Thorsten Benner, co-founder and director of the global public policy institute.

Source: Al Jazeera