Germany has adjusted its prognosis upward for the numbers of refugees expected in 2015 to some 800,000. The large numbers of asylum seekers are straining the authorities' resources. But more and more social entrepreneurs are finding ways to help.
The asylum-seekers from Russia, Iran and Afghanistan filed a complaint after spending months sleeping rough. The ECHR ordered France to pay damages, saying the men suffered "degrading treatment."
Are Greek coast guard forces deliberately sabotaging refugees' and migrants' boats on the high seas as part of a strategy to push them back to Turkey, away from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Samos? A DW investigation.
The EU's highest court has ruled that Hungarian authorities circumvented EU law by holding Afghan and Iranian asylum-seekers in prison-like conditions. It also said Budapest was obliged to reconsider their applications.
After the EU's top court ruled that Hungary had been illegally detaining asylum-seekers, the government announced it was scrapping transit zones. Hundreds of asylum-seekers will now be moved to reception centers.
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