Europe’s Muslim population to grow, migration or not

Figures suggest stark east-west divide, with UK population share rising from 6.3% to 16.7% in one scenario. The Muslim share of Germany’s population could grow from 6.1% to 19.7% between 2016-2050 if high migration continues. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The … Read More

Germany grapples with integration after opening its borders

BERLIN — Anas Maghrebi rolled his drumsticks back and forth between his thumb and forefinger. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter fled Syria’s civil war and landed on the Greek island of Lesbos in September 2015, at the peak of Europe’s migrant crisis. … Read More

German coalition talks collapse after deadlock on migration and energy

Chancellor Angela Merkel left facing prospect of forming minority government – or fresh elections – after FDP quits negotiations  Angela Merkel and the CDU Bundestag leader Volker Kauder at the coalition talks on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Exploratory talks … Read More

David Miliband: ‘We’re sitting on a grenade with the pin pulled out’

 ‘Aid in the 21st century is about helping people to thrive as well as survive’: David Miliband at the International Rescue Committee’s New York HQ. Photograph: Christopher Lane for the Observer David Miliband is president and CEO of the International Rescue … Read More

Half of new EU aid money is being spent in Europe

Water storage devices on show at the 2016 AidEx event in Brussels. (Photo: Flickr) The EU spends vast amounts on development aid, but new research shows that much of this money is being spent within Europe, calling into question the definition … Read More

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