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Dark Germany, Bright Germany: Which Side Will Prevail Under Strain of Refugees?

Dark Germany, Bright Germany: Which Side Will Prevail Under Strain of Refugees?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2015

Germany is experiencing an unprecedented influx of immigrants who will fundamentally change the country. They represent a burden, but also a chance to create a New Germany, one that is more cosmopolitan and generous. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Countering the Hate: 'People Are Getting Involved in Tremendous Ways'

Countering the Hate: 'People Are Getting Involved in Tremendous Ways'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2015

Around 800,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Germany this year, with the number of Syrians growing rapidly. Manfred Schmidt, Germany's top migration official, discusses how the country is coping with the massive influx. By Roland Nelles and Anna Reimann more... Comment ]

Rx for Prosperity: German Companies See Refugees as Opportunity

Rx for Prosperity: German Companies See Refugees as Opportunity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2015

The German business community views the recent influx of refugees as an opportunity to help companies grow and ensure long-term prosperity. Many are calling for bureaucratic red tape to be lifted so that new arrivals can enter the labor market faster. By Markus Dettmer, Carolin Katschak and Georg Ruppert more... Comment ]

Mass Migration: What Is Driving the Balkan Exodus?

Mass Migration: What Is Driving the Balkan Exodus?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2015

More than a third of all asylum-seekers arriving in Germany come from Albania, Kosovo and Serbia. Young, poor and disillusioned with their home countries, they are searching for a better future. But almost none of them will be allowed to stay. By Susanne Koelbl, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Refugee Chaos in Macedonia: 'Life-Threateningly Dangerous for Women and Children'

Refugee Chaos in Macedonia: 'Life-Threateningly Dangerous for Women and Children'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2015

A dangerous bottleneck has formed in the Macedonian border town of Gevgelija, an important hub for refugees traveling to Western Europe. Those trying to reach the trains here face extreme heat, dangerous crowds and police bullying. By Raniah Salloum in Gevgelija, Macedonia more... Comment ]

Welcome to Germany: Locals Step In to Help Refugees in Need

Welcome to Germany: Locals Step In to Help Refugees in Need

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 18, 2015

While attacks against refugee homes dominate the headlines, a new movement to aid asylum seekers is taking root in Germany. From medical care to security services, locals are organizing what the state won't. more... Comment ]

Migrant Misery: Greek Island of Kos Makes Refugees Fend for Themselves

Migrant Misery: Greek Island of Kos Makes Refugees Fend for Themselves

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2015

Up to 600 people arrive each night on the Greek island of Kos, fleeing wars, oppression and hunger. When they arrive, they are often made to sleep outside with not sanitation facilities available. Greek authorities seem uninterested in improving the situation. By Raniah Salloum in Kos, Greece more... Comment ]

Mediterranean Desperation: Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

Mediterranean Desperation: Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Doctors Without Borders is the only major humanitarian organization actively rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean. So far, it has saved more than 10,000 people. But in the world's biggest crisis region, timing is everything. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christian Werner (Photography) more... Comment ]

Unsettling Encounters: Tourists and Refugees Cross Paths in the Mediterranean

Unsettling Encounters: Tourists and Refugees Cross Paths in the Mediterranean

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2015

Two worlds are colliding on the beaches of the Mediterranean this summer: Vacationers looking for relaxation and migrants seeking relief from poverty or warfare. The result is a moral conundrum for Europe. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

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 ]