Many female refugees find it difficult to integrate in Germany because they cannot read. They lead isolated lives with catastrophic consequences for their children too.
A new study has found that the Ruhr Valley, once a pillar of integration, is witnessing a growth of intolerance. Researchers found a startling correlation between increased mistrust and the success of the far-right AfD.
Hailing from Syria, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe, they attend the same integration class in their new home. Despite different backgrounds, these high school students all have one thing in common: motivation to succeed.
Incoming German Family Minister Franziska Giffey is typical of the fresh new faces in the government. Although not experienced at the national level, she's down-to-earth, female and, above all, young.
The small, economically depressed town of Pirmasens saw more than 1,000 refugees move into its many empty apartments. But opposition politicians argue that only looking at one town's plight is not enough.
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