Thousands of asylum-seekers remain stranded on Greek islands as they wait for their cases to be processed. Many of them have been there for months. DW’s reporter Oliver Sallet met people living in unheated tents and squalid conditions on Samos.
The far-right Identitarian youth movement has called on its members to become guardians for underage refugees. The provocative action has been condemned by German authorities.
Afghan asylum seekers in Germany often narrate terrifying accounts of the circumstances that led to their departure from their home country. But can these stories provide a legal basis for their stay in Germany?
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
The number of people applying for asylum in the European Union in 2017 dropped significantly for the first time since 2015. Germany still received the highest number of applications, but less than half were approved.
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