Articles from multiple sources report on concerns raised over European Union (EU) policies on migration and state aid.
The New York Times reported that the human rights chief of the EU border agency recommended that it should stop operating in Greece because of abuses by Greek border guards.
The Independent reported that over 8,400 Europe-bound migrants perished at sea while attempting to cross the Mediterranean over the past four years, partly due to European governments forcibly preventing migrants from entering their territories.
Al Jazeera reported that 73 migrants are missing and presumed dead after their boat sank off the Libyan coast.
Another Al Jazeera article reported that eleven EU countries urged caution in relaxing the bloc's state aid rules to support Europe's green industry, warning of the risk of damaging competition inside the bloc.
The EU's policies on migration and state aid are causing concern.
Migrants attempting to enter Europe face life-threatening conditions, including abuses by border guards and dangerous sea crossings, leading to thousands of deaths.
Despite this, EU leaders are seeking to reinforce "fortress Europe" policies by clamping down even further on inward migration.
At the same time, the EU is proposing to ease state aid restrictions for investments in renewable energy or decarbonising industry, in response to the US Inflation Reduction Act.
However, some EU member states are urging caution, warning of the risk of unduly benefiting those with the deepest pockets in the bloc.
The joint position paper states that state aid can lead to harmful subsidy races, weakening of regional development and fragmentation of the internal market.
These sources differ in their characterisation of the EU's policies, with some critical of the EU's practices and others raising concerns over proposed changes.