Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago


It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since.

In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter…

  • Constantin Eckner
  • The Conversation

Merkel promised her people that Germany would be able to handle the growing influx of asylum seekers, but her decision provoked a…

Mome 1aSince then, German politics has been largely dominated by that one controversial matter – asylum policy.

In early September 2018, xenophobic riots rocked Chemnitz in eastern Germany following the killing of a 35-year-old German-Cuban, allegedly by two asylum seekers from Syria and…

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