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German Immigration Experts Criticize European Migration Policy Reforms

June 13, 2024

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 […]

Foreign doctors suffer from German bureaucracy problems.

June 13, 2024

Germany faces a significant shortage of doctors, both in clinics and communities, and is working to fill this gap by welcoming foreign doctors, particularly from Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine. However, foreign doctors encounter many obstacles that need to be overcome before they can be assigned to care centers or clinics. According to the German news […]

Increase of the Naturalization Rate in Germany, and Syrians are at the Forefront

May 26, 2024

A new report from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany has revealed a significant increase in naturalization in both Brandenburg and Berlin in 2023 compared to 2022, and that the number of people who obtained German citizenship in Brandenburg last year more than doubled compared to the year before. According to Federal Statistical Office of […]

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

May 5, 2024

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 […]

Bulgaria arrests 18,000 migrants who tried to cross the border during 2023, most of them Syrians

January 15, 2024

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 18,008 immigrants from non-European Union nationals between January 1 and November 2023, in an attempt to limit the flow of asylum seekers to Europe. The Ministry explained in a statement on January 4 that this number represents an increase of 15.4% compared to 2022. Syrians make […]

Scholz calls on Erdogan to agree on a “strong mechanism” to take rejected asylum seekers

December 7, 2023

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to move forward in repatriating asylum seekers from Turkey who do not have the right to stay in Germany, at a time when the number of Turkish asylum seekers has more than tripled during the current year. Sources from the German government stated that after […]

Europol announces the arrest of part of a migrant smuggling network in Bulgaria

November 2, 2023

The European Law Enforcement Agency – Europol announced that it helped the Bulgarian authorities dismantle a migrant smuggling network active on the Balkan route, and is considered part of “the largest criminal network for smuggling migrants from Turkey to Western Europe via Bulgaria and Serbia.” Europol said that large sums of money and documents proving […]

It may lead to improving their conditions… seeking to sign a new refugee agreement between Turkey and Greece under German sponsorship

October 12, 2023

Greek migration Minister Dimitris Kairidis said that a new refugee agreement should be concluded between Turkey and the European Union, under German sponsorship, given Berlin’s distinguished relations with Ankara. Kairidis explained in press statements that the refugee agreement must be under Berlin’s leadership, adding: “We protect our northern borders as much as we can.” “However, […]

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