Since 2015 nearly 1.5 million people have sought asylum in Germany. They want to integrate and work. But their lives are often overshadowed by fear for family members who have stayed behind, language problems, and stress with German authorities.
Refugee family reunification in Germany remains a major sticking point ahead of preliminary coalition talks in January. DW explains how the process works – and why critics want to lift the current ban permanently.
Angela Merkel took the world by surprise in September 2015 when she welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees to Germany. How well have they integrated into German society, two years on? Phoebe Cooke reports.
Newcomers to Germany face a variety of challenges when searching for a job. Several refugees told InfoMigrants about their struggles finding employment in Germany.
The Bavarian government is interpreting the new integration laws in its own way. Many refugees have been denied vocational training opportunities and Bavarian businesses are upset about this.
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