The country's states and cities will have to come up with as much as 16 billion euros next year. The Association of German Cities says that's how much will be needed to pay for things like housing, schooling and heathcare.
France is working on a new immigration law designed to streamline the asylum process. But aid workers fear the legislation could turn the country into a proper "expulsion machine," reports Lisa Louis from Paris.
Is it possible to stop people from migrating by increasing financial aid to developing countries? Deutsche Welle research shows this may be effective in some cases. But aid money alone cannot stop major migration waves.
False rumors about a safe passage to Europe have drawn a large number of migrants to Agadez – even from far-away Asian countries. This is putting pressure on the city as well as on migrant organizations on the ground.
German lawmakers have agreed to lift the suspension of family reunifications for migrants with so-called "subsidiary" status. The reunifications bill is a breakthrough in Angela Merkel's bid to forge a new government.
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