It's time for European leaders to acknowledge the truth — the human rights principles the union was founded upon have been abandoned, and their state of denial is killing innocent people.
The Greek island of Kos is a popular vacation hotspot, but thousands of migrants and refugees are also stranded there in terrible conditions. VICE News visited the island in June.
Unprecedented numbers of migrants are attempting to reach Europe and 3,500 people died in the Mediterranean in 2014. VICE News examines some questionable EU responses to this reality that are endangering fundamental human rights.