The numbers continue to climb dramatically. First we heard that Germany would be taking in 400.000 refugees this year. Then that figure spiraled to 800,000. Now it's way over a million - and still rising.
The German fashion designer has criticized the "pastor's daughter" for opening Germany to "millions" of migrants. France's media regulator has launched a probe after he made the remarks on a popular French talk show.
German coalition talks have continued as parties clash on migration and the environment.The Merkel-led conservative block, the Greens and the market-friendly FDP had until Sunday evening to reach common ground.
Refugee family reunification in Germany was a major sticking point in preliminary coalition talks. DW explains how the process works – and why critics want to lift the current ban permanently.
The chancellor has said that her CDU party, the Greens and the business-friendly FDP will have an initial agreement ready this week. It is nearly two months since Germany held its general election.
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