Whether they're referred to as refugees, asylum-seekers or migrants, for decades people from around the world have looked to make Europe their home.
Conflict and poverty have been among the main drivers of migration to Germany and Europe as well as other countries around the world. As a result, politicians have debated both how to manage migration and how to help the people in need of protection. This is an automatic collection of DW's content on migration.
Immigration, baggage, customs, rectal probe — according to reports from diplomats and foreigners visiting China, this is the uncomfortable sequence of events that has greeted some of them upon arrival. But what is the logic behind using anal swabs as a COVID-19 diagnostic tool? And do they have any advantages over the mouth and nose swabs we've all gotten used to?
A symbol of fertility and prosperity, the stork has been making its summer home on European fields and rooftops for millennia. European white storks typically migrated to Africa when the seasons turned to winter up north — but warmer winters due to climate change, along with a steady new food source are convincing the birds to stay put in Europe over the winter.