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14 Nov 2019
Germany makes measles vaccination mandatory; parents fined if they violate new legalisation. From March 2020 parents and caregivers will have to demonstrate that their children have been vaccinated before they can go to kindergarten/daycare  or...
07 Oct 2019
Although there are fewer and fewer refugees, misconceptions, such as labelling all asylum seekers as ‘illegal immigrants’ and fear of the pull effect, keep the debate on asylum and migration heated, and make beneficial proposals almost impossible....
09 Sep 2019
Projekt Maramures is accused of using German teens for slave labour, rather than providing them with ‘re-education’, all at a huge cost to the state. The project's managers deny all claims of abuse and exploitation. Five individuals were arrested...
29 Aug 2019
Implementation of European youth policy in Germany from 2019 With the beginning of the new EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and the German Presidency of the European Council in the second semester of 2020, the possibilities for the implementation of...
01 Aug 2019
A study published by the Paritaetische Gesamtverband association of social movements has found that Germany’s poverty rate remains at a record high, despite steady economic growth and a decrease in unemployment rates in recent years.  According to...
11 Jan 2019
A study published by the Federal Forum for Men shows that young male refugees in Germany have difficulties to start their new live – the trauma of surviving the war and persecution, media portraying them as violent, and mental health issues that...
10 Jan 2019
There are still 884 refugee children under the age of 13, and 2,300 young people aged 14-17 who are missing in Germany reports Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) citing Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). According to them this number is higher now...
04 Jan 2019
Only a small fraction of refuges in Germany seeks psychological help, but even for those who do it is very difficult to get it. The anchor center for asylum seekers in Bavaria has an innovative clinic for mental health called SoulTalk, a result of...
01 Mar 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''Greece has refused to take back refugees from Germany, in violation of Dublin regulations, according to a report in Germany’s Passauer Neue Presse. In a response to a parliamentary query submitted by the German Left party...
29 Jan 2018
According to RT, ''Asylum seekers from Italy and Greece will no longer be accepted as part of the EU relocation program by Germany, Die Welt reported citing the country’s Interior Ministry. Germany’s role in the relocation of asylum seekers from...

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