German chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out for a more inclusive concept of integration at a migration summit in Berlin. Merkel wants to clear away barriers hindering migrants' successful integration in Germany.
After chairing the government's integration summit, Merkel has called for a pan-European solution for illegal migrant arrivals currently concentrated in Italy, Greece and Spain. Her interior minister was absent.
Germany's interior minister has fired the head of the country's refugee agency after a scandal over improper asylum decisions came to light. The immigration issue threatens to splinter Angela Merkel's conservative bloc.
Migrant, refugee, asylum-seeker, and immigrant — these terms are used frequently in media reports and have even confused experts. DW takes a look at the most frequently used migration terms and what they mean in Germany.
Germany's conservative bloc may be coming apart at the seams, as its Bavarian wing lines up behind Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and against the chancellor. It's the greatest challenge ever to Merkel's authority.
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