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Lands of Immigration

Economic globalization has spurred unprecedented global migration as streams of people leave developing nations for opportunities in developed countries. Economic pressures, political upheaval, ethnic conflict and discrimination are some of the issues facing the millions who seek better lives abroad.

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2016

The refugee debate creates the impression of unprecedented mass migration. That image is completely incorrect. The real question, when we look at migration globally, is why there is so little of it. By Guido Mingels more... Comment ]

Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out

Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2016

In an effort to help keep refugees from Africa at bay, the EU is planning to deliver personal registration equipment to Sudan, whose president is wanted on war crimes charges. Germany is leading the way. By Jürgen Dahlkamp and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

'I Can Hardly Breathe Here': German Refugee Shelters Face Sexual Assault Problem

'I Can Hardly Breathe Here': German Refugee Shelters Face Sexual Assault Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2016

Cases of sexual assault in German refugee shelters are on the rise, with women and children facing the greatest danger. Despite pleas for help from the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition has done little to offer additional protections. By Riham Alkousaa, Julia Klaus, Ann-Katrin Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Donald Tusk on Refugee Crisis: We Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan

Donald Tusk on Refugee Crisis: We Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 22, 2016

Tough policies on migration do not rule out humanitarian goals in the EU, the European Council president argues in an editorial. But Europe must also set clear limits on the concessions it is willing to make with its partners in resolving the refugee crisis. A Commentary By Donald Tusk more... Comment ]

New Fences on the Old Continent: Refugee Crisis Pushes Europe to the Brink

New Fences on the Old Continent: Refugee Crisis Pushes Europe to the Brink

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 04, 2016

Even as Chancellor Merkel continues pursuing a deal with Turkey, Austria and its Balkan neighbors to the south have taken things into their own hands. With fences going up across the region, Greece is in trouble and the EU can't figure out what to do. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Refugee Bill: Budget Battle Begins over Germany's New Residents

The Refugee Bill: Budget Battle Begins over Germany's New Residents

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 29, 2016

No one knows how much integrating the hundreds of thousands of refugees in Germany will ultimately cost. Yet the battle over financing has already begun. Finance Minister Schäuble doesn't want to borrow money or raise taxes, but his approach may be wrong. By Markus Dettmer and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Refugee Crisis Disunity: A De Facto Solution Takes Shape in the Balkans

Refugee Crisis Disunity: A De Facto Solution Takes Shape in the Balkans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 26, 2016

Angela Merkel is still hoping for a European solution to the refugee crisis. But with patience running out, Austria has joined countries on the Balkan Route to impose Plan B. But with the closure of borders, the situation in Greece is becoming dangerous. more... Comment ]

Opinion: Merkel's Humane Refugee Policies Have Failed

Opinion: Merkel's Humane Refugee Policies Have Failed

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 26, 2016

Last September, Angela Merkel opened Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees, mostly from Syria. Her calculation that the rest of Europe would support her backfired. She now finds herself isolated at home and abroad as conditions worsen for asylum-seekers. By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Refugee Debate: The Shrillest Are Gaining the Upper Hand

Refugee Debate: The Shrillest Are Gaining the Upper Hand

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 10, 2016

Opponents of Angela Merkel's refugee policies act as if the country were on the verge of collapse. Their tone is so shrill it has created a climate in which people just shrug their shoulders as the government takes steps to dramatically curb asylum-seekers' rights. A Commentary by Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni: 'The Toughest Crisis in EU History'

Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni: 'The Toughest Crisis in EU History'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 10, 2016

Italy is adament that the rest of the European Union must do its part to solve the refugee crisis. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni discusses his hopes for a redistribution scheme and his concern Schengen may be doomed. Interview Conducted by Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Closing the Balkan Route: Will Greece Become a Refugee Bottleneck?

Closing the Balkan Route: Will Greece Become a Refugee Bottleneck?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 09, 2016

With EU officials considering border closures along the Balkan refugee route, Greece is worried that it will become overwhelmed by migrants. The EU has chastised Greece for not securing its external border, but failings can be found in Brussels too. By Giorgos Christides, Juliane von Mittelstaedt, Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]