The German government has agreed on legislation to better integrate refugees into German society. The measures would allow easier access to the job market, but also tighten some regulations.
Germany's Angela Merkel has said she is optimistic about forging a deal with the Social Democrats to form a new "grand coalition" government. However, all leaders agreed that the new era requires a new political style.
It is unknown in the history of modern Germany: Three months after the election the country still doesn't have a new government. How can it be that Merkel's CDU remains on the hunt for a coalition partner?
For many in Germany, Austria's 31-year-old chancellor represents an alternative to veteran Angela Merkel. So how did the two get along when they met in Berlin to talk about migrants, the EU and other issues?
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
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