Cracks over refugees widen in the German coalition

The Ministry of the Interior plans to reenact the Dublin Agreement that specifies that those who seek asylum should apply for asylum where they first arrived in Europe: “The number of refugees, especially Syrians, significantly increased in October and November 2014 in a way no one expected. The given results force us to make new …

European Union seeks agreements with African dictators to deter refugees

The European Union (EU) is abandoning all pretense of human rights restraints in its refugee policy. A strategy paper published last week by the EU Commission outlined migration partnerships that will compensate nine states in Africa and the Middle East, both transit countries and countries of origin, for their cooperation in deterring refugees. The goal …

UNICEF slams treatment of refugee children in Germany

Germany does not extend the same rights to refugee children as it does to native-born children, UNICEF has said. This was worrying for a group in need of special care, the children’s organization has warned. The UN children’s organization UNICEF published a report on Tuesday decrying the circumstances of refugee children in Germany. According to …

Racist Attacks in Germany reached its highest level throughout the country’s history

German authorities are not properly investigating attacks against migrants and refugees and often ignore racist motives behind these attacks, Amnesty International said Thursday. The human rights group warned about the sharp increase in racist violence in Germany in recent years and also criticized authorities’ ineffective response, in an 80-page report released at a press conference …

Counterprotests allowed in Köln during Democracy Rally against Turkish coup

Approximately 40.000 people with Turkish roots gathered in the German city of Cologne on Sunday to denounce the failed July 15 coup in Turkey and show solidarity for Turkish people and government. While this organization called “Democracy Rally against Coup” was rallying in Cologne, four counter-protests were allowed to take place elsewhere in the city, …

“Islamist terrorism has arrived in Germany” says Bavarian premier

Horst Seehofer, Bavarian state premier and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), attends a news conference and said that “Germany must face the fact that Islamist terrorism has arrived and respond with tougher security and tighter immigration policies.” However, German officials say two of the assailants in the spate of attacks within Germanyhad links …

Shooter screams: “you f*cking Turks!” before opening fire!

A video of the shooter arguing with residents shows him screaming “You fucking Turks!” according to one report. Perpetrator: “shit Turks.” … Perpetrator: “I am a German.” Residents: “A wanker you are!” Perpetrator: “I was born in Germany, in a Hartz-4- area” There are conflicting reports: we know that the shooter says “I’m a German” …

Bully teens severely beat up man who was sticking up for refugees that were being harassed in Germany

A man in Germany who allegedly tried to stop a group of teenagers from harassing refugees was beaten up until he lost consciousness, the police reported on Wednesday. The man initially succeeded to protect the refugees and the bullies left when suddenly, one of the teenagers took the man’s briefcase and ran. The 39-year-old man …

Some 9,000 refugee children reported to have disappeared in Germany

Germany’s federal police says the number of missing refugee children has doubled since the start of the year. Most of the children are aged between 14 and 17-years-old. Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) has confirmed that by July 1, 8,991 unaccompanied refugee children and young people had been reported missing. The figures, which were …

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