Germany

Merkel Identifies Libya as Key to Solving Migrant Crisis

Via Politico Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to cooperate more closely with Libya to stem the influx of migrants from North Africa to Europe via perilous Mediterranean crossings. “The process is in its infancy, but it’s supposed to develop like [the refugee deal with] Turkey once did,” the chancellor told …

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Germany To Resume Sending Migrants Back To Greece

Via BBC Germany is set to send asylum seekers back to Greece, although reception centres there are overcrowded and there is a huge backlog in processing claims. Germany had halted such returns under a 2011 ruling by its Constitutional Court. But it can send migrants back under the EU’s Dublin …

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Migrants Suing Germany in Ever Increasing Numbers

Via Stars and Stripes The refugee wave that buffeted Germany in 2015 is now crashing down on the nation’s courts, as migrants seeking relief from the Syrian civil war challenge efforts by one of Europe’s most welcoming states to limit their rights. Some 250,000 asylum appeals are pending across Germany, …

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German Media Failed to Accurately Report Refugee Crisis

Via The Local Germany An influential German institute has studied thousands of article published by daily newspapers during the refugee crisis. Their conclusion: journalists lost their objectivity and drove a wedge through society. As hundreds of thousands of refugees arrived in Germany in 2015 and early 2016, daily newspapers took …

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Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In

Via Gatestone Institute A failed asylum seeker from Yemen who was given sanctuary at a church in northern Germany to prevent him from being deported has potentially infected more than 50 German children with a highly contagious strain of tuberculosis. The man, who was sheltered at a church in Bünsdorf …

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Frankfurt Becomes First German City Where Natives are a Minority

Via Breitbart For the first time, more than half of Frankfurt residents now have a migrant background, according to official data from the city’s Office of Statistics and Elections. Presenting the figures, which show that 51.2 per cent of people living in Frankfurt have a migrant background, the city’s secretary …

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