Germany: FDP Challenges Germany’s Asylum Policy

Christian Dürr, the leader of the Free Democratic Party’s (FDP) parliamentary group, has criticized the immigration policy of the traffic light coalition. He has raised concerns about Germany’s ability to provide subsidiary protection to a large number of asylum seekers. In an interview with Frankie Media Group newspapers, Dürr questioned the right of individuals facing…

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German Immigration Experts Criticize European Migration Policy Reforms

Migration researchers have criticized the European Union’s newly adopted migration policy reforms. The researchers warned of the erosion of international asylum standards within the European Union and emphasized that the new migration policy endangers children’s lives despite their need for special protection. The criticisms followed the presentation of the “Global Great Escape 2024” report, which…

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Berlin Integration Official Criticizes Welcome Classes for Refugees Due to Lack of German Language Instruction

Integration officials believe that the approach to welcoming newly arrived migrant children and youth is flawed. They argue that learning the language in welcome classes, where German is rarely spoken, is difficult and that long stays in reception centers hinder integration. Katarina Niewiedzial, Berlin’s Commissioner for Integration, accused the Senate of taking the wrong approach…

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Human rights objections against Serbia forcing Syrian migrants to return to Macedonia “almost naked” in near-freezing temperatures

  Video recordings showed semi-naked Syrian migrants forced to return to Macedonia by Serbian border guards, days after the border cooperation summit between the European Union and Serbia. Human rights organizations considered this a violation of international laws, and demanded an urgent investigation, according to media reports. The two recordings published by the Guardian, on…

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Germany Aims to Limit Immigration Violations by False Paternity

Many people with a German passport break immigration law through adopting foreign children. Such cases are called by officials (false paternity), where in turn foreign children acquire German citizenship. The federal government believes that most of these cases constitute immigration law fraud, aiming to take measures to stop them. Nancy Weser, Minister of Interior, wants…

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Minister of the Interior Visits Bulgarian Border Following European Parliament’s Immigration Policy Tightening

The Federal Minister of the Interior and Community, Faeser, visits the Bulgaria-Turkey border to assess the EU’s external border protection measures following the European Parliament’s adoption of stringent immigration policies. Faeser emphasizes the criticality of safeguarding external borders. The minister personally witnessed the three-meter-high fence that separates the borders of Bulgaria and Turkey. The fence…

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