As the German government looks to modernize the country's immigration law, Wido Geis from Cologne's German Economic Institute tells DW the move addresses a critical shortage of skilled labor that hampers growth.
A team of researchers concluded that Angela Merkel managed the 2015 refugee crisis "quite well," and Germany is better prepared for another one. But some experts had stinging words for the EU's disjointed asylum system.
The German Economic Institute says its analysis of German patents underscores the need for fewer restrictions on migrant scientists and technicians. The German government recently approved a draft law to that effect.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have met in an effort to shore up their credentials on immigration. The party, which now has a new leader, has seen support hemorrhage since the 2015 refugee crisis.
An investigative report has uncovered how easy it is to secure a fake nursing diploma in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The report could have consequences for Germany, where foreign workers are filling massive nursing shortages.
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