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Testing the Limits: How Many Refugees Can Germany Handle?

Testing the Limits: How Many Refugees Can Germany Handle?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 30, 2015

More Germans than ever before are at ease with themselves and their asylum-seekers. But this year the country is expecting to receive around 400,000 new refugees, a figure that raises the painful question: Can Germany's new welcoming culture handle it? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Is the Ugly German Back? Flames of Hate Haunt a Nation

Is the Ugly German Back? Flames of Hate Haunt a Nation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 24, 2015

During the first six months of this year, right-wing extremists in Germany committed attacks against places housing asylum-seekers on an almost daily basis. Many refugees living in the country fear for their lives. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Migration Crisis: The EU's Shipwrecked Refugee Plan

Migration Crisis: The EU's Shipwrecked Refugee Plan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 23, 2015

When 800 refugees drowned on their way to Europe this April, leaders promised to act. Just over two months later, the EU's attempts at real reform have all but failed -- and thrown up some dark moral questions. By Ullrich Fichtner, Maximilian Popp, Christoph Schult and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Migration Debate: 'One of the Most Serious Dramas of Our Times'

SPIEGEL Migration Debate: 'One of the Most Serious Dramas of Our Times'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2015

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann and human rights activist Elias Bierdel recently met with SPIEGEL editors to debate German and EU migration policies in light of the recent mass deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. Interview Conducted By Maximilian Popp and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Risky Deterrence: Europe Prepares Plan To Fight Human-Traffickers

Risky Deterrence: Europe Prepares Plan To Fight Human-Traffickers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2015

As the refugee crisis continues to unfold, the EU may seek a UN mandate authorizing the use of military force against migrants seeking to illegally enter Europe via the Mediterranean. But skepticism of the plans in Brussels is widespread. By Horand Knaup, Christoph Schult, Gordon Repinski and Ann-Katrin Müller more... Comment ]

An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2015

Germany and its European Union partners want to prevent further refugee dramas in the Mediterranean Sea. But a look back at the policies adopted after the 2013 tragedy in Lampedusa shows they have made a terrible situation even deadlier. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Opinion: Europe Should Protect People, Not Borders

Opinion: Europe Should Protect People, Not Borders

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2015

The mass deaths of refugees like those seen this weekend on the European Union's external borders is not a consequence of politicians looking away. We are in fact causing the problem with our Fortress Europe policies. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine Locks Up Refugees at EU's Behest

'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine Locks Up Refugees at EU's Behest

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2015

Brussels is doing all it can to prevent refugees from reaching Fortress Europe, with initiatives like funding the construction of internment centers in Ukraine. Asylum seekers who have spent time there report miserable conditions and abuse. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Ghost Ships: Turkey Becomes Springboard for Syrians Heading to Europe

Ghost Ships: Turkey Becomes Springboard for Syrians Heading to Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 28, 2015

Turkey has become a hub for human traffickers, with freighters picking up Syrians in the port city and smuggling them on to Europe. It's a lucrative business built on the hardships of others. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2015

The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]