The construction of a major migrant reception and registration centre on the Greek island of Kos has sparked violent protests by local residents. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at crowds of protesters.
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.
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.
Migrants and refugees have threatened a hunger strike in Athens as a protest as they wait to reunite with family members in Germany. Family reunification can take months or years.
Years into a refugee crisis, many Greeks continue to resist the integration of asylum seekers stranded in the country. New, far-right extremist groups are taking advantage of the frustration. Anthee Carassava reports.
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