Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 03, 2018

Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A German on Probation: What Özil's Resignation Tells Us About Germany in 2018

A German on Probation: What Özil's Resignation Tells Us About Germany in 2018

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2018

You don't have to be a fan of German footballer Mesut Özil. And it's OK to criticize his photo op with autocratic Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or the letter he wrote resigning from the German national team. But Özil's accusations of "racism and disrespect" say much about Germany's acceptance of its immigrants. An Essay By Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]


Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2018

Christine Simon-Noll is active helping refugees in Hamburg's HafenCity neighborhood. She says it is getting much tougher to find volunteers. In an interview, she outlines what needs to happen in order to ensure successful integration. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2018

Majid Diallo set off for Europe carrying the expectations of his friends, family and village. But he didn't make it. His story is one of struggle, imprisonment, several brushes with death -- and an excruciating return home. By Fritz Schaap and Sascha Montag (Photos) more... Comment ]


Germany and Immigration: The Changing Face of the Country

Germany and Immigration: The Changing Face of the Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2018

Many Germans feel foreign in their own country and are afraid that immigration is changing their homeland rapidly. Every fifth person in Germany comes from an immigration background and that number will continue to climb. What does that mean for the country? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2017

Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them. By Clemens Höges and Claas Meyer-Heuer more... Comment ]


Straftaten von Zuwanderern: Angst und Zahlen

Straftaten von Zuwanderern: Angst und Zahlen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2017

Diebstähle und Schwarzfahren - die Kriminalität bei Zuwanderern ist im vergangenen Jahr gestiegen. Statistisch gesehen ist das Risiko jedes Einwohners, mit Straftaten konfrontiert zu werden, trotzdem gesunken. Wie passt das zusammen? Von Matthias Bartsch und Jörg Diehl mehr... Forum ]

Trumps Einwanderungspolitik: Aufstand der Bürgermeister

Trumps Einwanderungspolitik: Aufstand der Bürgermeister

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 27, 2017

Donald Trump will Städte bestrafen, die Einwanderer ohne Papiere schützen. Von New York bis San Francisco regt sich Widerstand, die Bürgermeister geben sich kampfeslustig. Von Britta Kollenbroich mehr... Forum ]


 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 28, 2016

The village of Clausnitz in Saxony became shorthand for the ugly, xenophobic side of Germany after residents threatened a bus full of refugees. We spent a month in the town in an attempt to find out what happened. By Takis Würger (text) and Sven Döring (photos) more... Comment ]

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 ]