Many refugees who make it to Europe end up in Germany. And the government is struggling to register them all. That means long outdoor waits for people trying to get refugee status, at a time when the weather is getting cold.
Almost all of the 51 Iraqi refugees found in the back of a truck in the German town of Eisenhüttenstadt on Saturday have gone missing. Officials are waiting to see if the refugees register at another reception center.
As smuggling activity in the Aegean Sea has reached the highest level since last fall, the Greek islands are once again becoming overcrowded. Diego Cupolo reports that most new arrivals come via Turkey.
If Free Democratic Party head Christian Lindner has his way, war refugees will have to leave Germany as soon as conflict ends. The proposal critiques Angela Merkel's CDU - though they may end up as political partners.
Berlin in winter makes people sick and depressed. Columnist Gero Schliess advises visitors to stay away from the city and hope for better times - like the summer.
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