The town of Mechelen has blossomed into a model of integration in Belgium. The mayor's secret of success is more police and CCTV cameras along with more support for projects bringing migrants and Belgians together.
Many of the suspects in European terrorist attacks have come from marginalized communities in Belgium. In the face of radicalization, the city of Mechelen has successfully embraced integration. Adrian Breda reports.
While the integration of Arab migrants sparks ongoing debates, one thing is for sure: language-wise, Arabic is well rooted in Germany. Both English and German have many common words that stem from the language.
A controversial theater piece about two refugees, one from Syria and one "from Africa," has been canceled hours before its public premiere. But the government-commissioned play has been seen by thousands of children.
Germany's new interior minister, Horst Seehofer, wants to open the first so-called "anchor center" in the autumn. Many migrants are to be housed there from arrival to deportation. But police are skeptical.
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