Asylum Policy New Coalition Cements Status Quo for Refugees

German politicians claim Berlin's new government coalition agreement will offer progress on asylum policies. In truth the policies solidify the status quo and ignore the most important issues.
Asylum seekers move into a housing unit in Brandenburg: German's new coalition government has proposed few sustantial changes to refugee policy.

Asylum seekers move into a housing unit in Brandenburg: German's new coalition government has proposed few sustantial changes to refugee policy.

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Photo Gallery: Asylum in Europe by the Numbers
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Photo Gallery: Asylum in Europe by the Numbers