Struggling to agree on how to cope with thousands of refugees entering the country every day, Germany's government decided to set up what it calls reception centers to process asylum seekers. It is hoped economic migrants will be turned back faster.
The German economy needs immigration to keep growing, experts agree. But how should the government regulate the process to make things easy for qualified migrants to come to the country?
German chancellor Angela Merkel says that letting in legal migrants from a UN program helps head off illegal migration. Her remarks were made before a meeting with UN High Commissioner on Refugees Filippo Grandi.
A German migration official is suspected of having granted asylum to some 1,200 migrants in exchange for bribes. Germany's migration agency has been under scrutiny since the arrival of over one million refugees in 2015.
Austria's far-right FPÖ is still adjusting to its new role in government, moderating its language but not its positions. The party's anti-immigrant stance still seems to resonate with many people in the country.
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