Fences and razor wire have reduced the influx of refugees to a trickle in eastern Europe. Now the fences may be coming to the Schengen zone as well. With migrants swelling into Italy, Germany and Austria have agreed to stop them at the Brenner pass.
Asylum and immigration are topics dominating German politics since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on the issue?
A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment.
The mayor of an island that was once a symbol for refugee compassion has warned it is descending into anarchy. His political opponents accuse him of stoking up fear and overstating the problem.
The legal basis for Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to open borders to a group of refugees hasn't been clarified, the Bundestag has concluded. The report is a minor disturbance in the chancellor's serene re-election bid.
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