Germany: Welfare payments to foreigners nearly double over 12 years

As the number of foreigners in Germany has risen, so have welfare payments dispensed to them over the past 12 years. Much of the money went to asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The amount in welfare that foreigners receive … Read More

No Place for Right-Wing Extremists in Ranks, German Army Says

FILE – Soldiers attend an oath-taking ceremony of the German army at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, July 20, 2019. As reports about the threat of far-right recruitment among Europe’s law enforcement and military grow, German armed forces, or Bundeswehr, … Read More

Anti-immigrant rage spills over in Germany following child murder in Frankfurt

Anti-immigrant rhetoric has grown more prominent in days following the murder of an 8-year-old at Frankfurt Station. TA picture taken on August 5, 2019, at Frankfurt am Main’s central station shows flowers that people left to pay tribute to an … Read More

Right-wing extremism is a growing worry in Germany after series of attacks

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“We had the opportunity to build a new democracy, and now we see that we need to fight for it again,” said a mayor, who was stabbed 18 months ago. An election campaign event by Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany … Read More

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe

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CNN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said “there is work to be done” in Germany to face up to the dark forces that are finding mainstream support there and in other parts of the world. “In Germany, obviously, they … Read More

Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats.

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Posters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for this month’s European Parliament elections. Populists expect a strong showing.CreditCreditRobin Utrecht/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Less than two weeks before pivotal elections for the European Parliament, a constellation of websites and social … Read More

German far right capitalises on high-profile migrant crimes

“Refugees are bringing crime into our town,” an election leaflet declares — an example of how Germany’s far-right feeds its narrative of a country threatened by more than a million new arrivals. Alternative for Germany (AfD) hopes the strategy that … Read More

A Migration Nightmare-Why Germany’s Deportation System Is Failing Everyone

As Germany tries to crack down on rejected asylum-seekers and criminal refugees, its civil servants are constrained by the limits of a dysfunctional system. Whether refugee, police officer or office clerk, almost everyone involved has something to complain about. When German … Read More

How safe are Jews living in Germany?

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For the first time in 18 years, international Jewish service organization B’nai B’rith has held its European congress in Berlin. On the agenda: the renewed threat to Jews in Germany. “Are we safe?” The question asked by Andras Kain, head of … Read More

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