Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has urged the EU to extend the country's border controls. Citing security concerns, Sobotka said he "simply needs to know who is coming to our country."
Berlin's plan to abolish child marriages has been spurred by the influx of refugees into Europe. While the move will benefit victims of the practice, the reasons why children are married early lie elsewhere.
Germany's new crime statistics have shown a rise in violent crime, but fewer thefts and break-ins. During a Berlin press conference, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere was careful not to blame immigrants.
German NGOs have claimed that a growing number of migrants are having sex with older men for money. InfoMigrants spoke with these NGOs to learn more about this tragic phenomenon.
In the first two months of 2017, Germany has granted asylum to only 48 percent of Afghan migrants, local German media has reported. This is a drop of 30 percent since 2015.
Applying for asylum can be a long, complicated process. DW tells what you need to do.
The chance of getting political asylum in Germany also depends on the country you're from.
You've arrived in Germany - now where can you live? At first you don't have much choice, since you are placed in a state home for refugees. Later, you can look for a place yourself. Here are the details.
Asylum seekers can apply for a job once in Germany, but only after they have waited the right period of time and if they fulfill certain requirements.
Once you've made it to Germany, you can see a doctor - initially only for emergencies, though. Later, health insurance will cover the basics. Learn more about the German health care system here.
One thing that refugees have plenty of when they first arrive in Germany is free time. So, how do you use the time effectively and positively? We've put together a list of things to do.
Living in abandoned wagons near Thessaloniki's railway station, refugees squeeze into tiny holes inside freight trains as they try to sneak out of Greece. DW's photojournalist Dimitris Tosidis met them in Thessaloniki.
“InfoMigrants” is an online project offering information for refugees and migrants. Financed by the EU, the project is a cooperation between Deutsche Welle, France Médias Monde and Italian news agency ANSA.
Researchers warn that child refugees in Greece are selling their bodies to fund their journeys to the heart of Europe. But as Anthee Carassava reports, few are prepared to abandon the dream of reaching their destination.
You are a refugee and have just arrived in Germany? You probably have a lot of questions. But don't worry, we can help!
More than 400 migrants were rescued over the Easter weekend from the Mediterranean Sea by a Malta-based NGO and brought to Italy. The vast majority have not slept in safe conditions for days, weeks and even months.
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Important topics in a nutshell. Thirty-eight tips for understanding Germany and the Germans.
Trying to pick up a new language can take a long time and be pretty frustrating. To help make learning German easier, we've put together a list of handy hints.
Germans know that food and drink are good for the soul. They like to eat well, and they have plenty of choices. DW's Matthias von Hein sums up some important facts about food and drink in Germany.
A shocking report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) tells of migrants who were sold in "slave markets" in Libya. DW spoke with a Mexican photographer who has seen these horrors with his own eyes.
The Italian coast guard and NGOs have saved thousands of migrants from the Mediterranean over Easter weekend. The EU is concerned smugglers will use better weather and instability in Libya to send more migrants.
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