Whether they're referred to as refugees, asylum-seekers or migrants, for decades people from around the world have looked to make Europe their home.
Conflict and poverty have been among the main drivers of migration around to Germany and Europe as well as other countries around the world. As a result, politicians have debated both how to manage migration and how to help the people in need of protection. This is an automatic collection of DW's content on migration.
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In this special edition DW's Neil King and Gabriel Borrud explore how migrants and refugees are integrating into German society. We visit Neil's old school in Germany, attend Friday prayers at a mosque, talk Islamophobia with the AfD, and get to jam with a unique German-Turkish rock band. This special edition has just won a Gold Radio Award at the prestigious New York Festivals!
Hungary passed a law during the week criminalizing aid groups that help migrants. It will also be more difficult for migrants to enter the EU member state. The laws are part of a plan by Hungary's anti-migration populist prime minister to limit the influx into Europe of mainly Muslim migrants. As Stefan Bos reports from Budapest, there is a lot of concern about Hungary's new legislation.
Leaders of all 28 EU member states will meet on Thursday to discuss Europe's migrant crisis. Among new ideas, the EU is wants to set up "regional disembarkation platforms" outside the EU where officials could quickly differentiate between economic migrants and asylum seekers. Keith Walker speaks with Elizabeth Collett, founding director of Migration Policy Institute Europe.
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The legislation criminalizes aid to illegal immigrants and is punishable with up to one year in jail. Hungary chose to vote on the bill even before the Venice Commission could submit its conclusion on it.
After a huge influx of immigrants to Europe in 2015, Norway has begun tightening its borders. The Norwegian government now boasts to have the strictest refugee regulations in Europe. These have resulted in a sharp decline in the number of refugees entering the country. World in Progress finds out what that means for those who are hoping to stay in Norway, and those who deal with refugees.