Tens of thousands of children and young people are fleeing to Germany - without their families. They come from Syria, Somalia, or Afghanistan. Many hope their family members will join them later, but that's becoming ever more difficult.
A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. Police had dropped an investigation into whether the man posed a threat.
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.
Migrants and refugees have threatened a hunger strike in Athens as a protest as they wait to reunite with family members in Germany. Family reunification can take months or years.
The Federal Statistical Office has revealed that 2 percent of the people who lived in Germany at the end of 2016 had lodged asylum applications. That's more than double the figure for 2014.
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