SPIEGEL ONLINE - 07.07.2011
Germany is discussing its shortage of skilled professionals, and it hopes to solve the problem by attracting doctors and engineers from abroad. The government acts as if it can just stand there and start calling out for qualified workers from the around the world. But why should they come to Germany? By Hasnain Kazim more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 06.07.2011
A UN committee has sharply criticized Germany's social and education systems, saying the country fails to provide equal opportunities for immigrants and women. It's also not doing enough to help poor children and the elderly, the UN says. But the German government alleges the report isn't based on facts. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 26.05.2011
Ever since European visa requirements were dropped for travelers from Serbia and Macedonia, an increasing number of Roma asylum seekers from the two countries have been making their way to Germany. They have all been rejected -- and Roma rights groups are furious. By James Angelos in Berlin more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20.05.2011
For decades, the southern French port city of Marseille has been a model of successful integration. But with the debate over immigration now flaring up around France, the era of harmony could be coming to an end. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 16.05.2011
The tiny country of Denmark is threatening one of the European Union's core principles -- freedom of movement -- out of self-interest. But other member countries are outraged and expect the European Commission will staunchly reject their plans to reintroduce border controls. By Manfred Ertel, Marcel Rosenbach and Christoph Schult more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 13.05.2011
An unusual number of crises -- from the Fukushima disaster to the Arab Spring -- have challenged what used to be called the "European spirit." The euroskepticism sparked by the euro crisis has become an epidemic. Experts warn of a retreat to nationalism. By SPIEGEL Staff more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 13.05.2011
European Union officials are outraged about Denmark's decision to restore border controls in violation of EU treaties. But a trend is emerging. German commentators worry that right-wing populism threatens to tear the EU apart. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 12.05.2011
Denmark's decision to reintroduce permanent border controls has met with criticism from the European Union, which sees the move as a challenge to the principle of freedom of movement. Copenhagen insists the new checks are compatible with Schengen rules. more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 29.04.2011
Denmark's strict immigration laws have saved the country 6.7 billion euros, a government report has claimed. Even though Denmark already has some of the toughest immigration laws in Europe, right-wing populist politicians are now trying to make them even more restrictive. By Anna Reimann more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 28.04.2011
Several European countries have voiced cautious support for adjustments to Europe's Schengen border-free travel agreement. Given the ongoing influx of economic refugees from North Africa, the reintroduction of border checks should be allowed, say many. But travel freedoms, warned Germany, should not be questioned. more...