While Germany tightens up its policies on allowing new migration into the country, German armed forces have stepped up efforts to arrest human traffickers - especially those ferrying migrants across the Mediterranean.
Germany’s relationship to its military past is difficult at the best of times and the army is now reworking its tradition decree. With soldier and society increasingly at odds, it’s likely to be a complicated process.
The government in Berlin is intending to temporarily extend its military missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, a German magazine has reported. The move suggests Chancellor Angela Merkel is expecting long coalition talks.
Germany and Austria's interior ministers have accused private initiatives to save refugees in the Mediterranean of intentionally working with people smugglers. The accusation has sparked outrage and may not even be true.
Martin Schulz, candidate for the German chancellorship has reiterated that there’s need to crackdown on human trafficking and smugglers in a bid to stop illegal migration.
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