Children as young as six have to work in factories in Turkey, where they and their families have fled the war in Syria. Child labor is illegal and the kids work long hours – but their families depend on it.
The EU has set up various measures to curb unauthorized migration. One of them is offering more legal pathways to the European Union with the help of resettlement pledges. As a data analysis shows, this is not working.
The UN migration pact continues to be at the center of political debate in Germany. A second UN agreement on refugees is also now under fire, with the far right saying it will facilitate an unregulated refugee influx.
Bulgaria has said it opposes a UN pact on regulating the treatment of migrants and refugees. A growing number of EU states are voicing their reservations about the historic global agreement.
Turkish, Russian, French and German leaders are gathering in Istanbul to discuss the future of Syria. Germany has clear objectives — and perhaps more to offer than you might think.
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