Are excessive regulation and bureaucracy hindering the integration of asylum seekers in Germany? Three years after the initial influx of refugees and despite a shortage of labor workers, many are still jobless and denied professional recognition.
Asylum seekers often need translators to convey their situation honestly. But the reality is different. Many refugees bear the brunt of untrained or even untrustworthy interpreters who jeopardize their asylum requests.
Years into a refugee crisis, many Greeks continue to resist the integration of asylum seekers stranded in the country. New, far-right extremist groups are taking advantage of the frustration. Anthee Carassava reports.
The German government has admitted that it does not always know the whereabouts of rejected asylum seekers, but argues that the number doesn't tell the whole truth. The government's asylum agency faces a file backlog.
Thousands of people, many of them children, with a right to rejoin family in Germany are stuck in Greece. Berlin blames Greek inefficiency, while critics say Germany doesn't try to expedite the refugees' arrival.
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