Applying for asylum is a long and often complicated process, ranging from rigorous background checks to personal interviews.
While the United States took the top spot, Germany came in second as the largest single destination for migrants. Although humanitarian migration has significantly dropped, family and labor migration are on the rise.
Nearly all decisions to grant migrants asylum in Germany were justified, officials found after reviewing some 62,000 claims, according to a newspaper report. Hundreds of officials work on reviewing old cases.
EU Commission chief von der Leyen was accused of creating a new position with a xenophobic message. The office for "protecting our European way of life" has been criticized within Brussels and throughout the EU.
The Indian English scholar, a leading thinker in the fields of post-colonialism and integration, had food for thought for visitors at the Ruhrtriennale.
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