The Dublin Regulation gives the country of entry responbility for processing asylum claims. And Switzerland has been sending all refugees that enter it back to where they first entered the EU, often just 48 hours after they've applied for asylum.
Just as it did the previous year, Germany handled more asylum applications in 2017 than all fellow EU members combined. The way Germany interprets the Dublin agreement suggests the discrepancy is set to continue.
European refugee policy is directed out of Brussels – a city where the negative consequences of that policy are on display. DW's Daniel Bellut reports from the Belgian capital's Parc Maximilien.
Germany is set to reverse a six-year-old block on the deportation of asylum-seekers back to Greece, despite a humanitarian crisis in the refugee camps there. Refugee organizations are horrified.
Migrant, refugee, asylum seeker, and immigrant: these varied terms have got even experts confused. Here is a list of terms used in Germany in the context of migration.
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