The EU Commission is expected to speak out in favour of lifting visa restrictions for Turks today. Ankara may be given until June to fulfil the remaining criteria for the move. A section of the press sees visa-free travel as the next logical step in the cooperation between the EU and Turkey on the refugee crisis. Others see it as a major problem.
Is the Internet radicalising the discourse on refugees in Europe? How are the social media steering public opinion on migrants? In cooperation with re:publica, the conference on internet and society in Berlin, we want to show how the refugee crisis is being portrayed on the web. Every two weeks we will be publishing a review of the debate on the topic, with voices from print and online media.