Ulrike Scheffer

Global Europe 13-07-2016

Germany content to return Afghan asylum seekers to ‘islands of safety’

More than half of Afghan asylum-seekers have their applications rejected by German authorities and are returned to the Middle-Eastern country. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Germany’s refugee policy: ‘Borders on cynicism’

Arms exports to Saudi Arabia, the return of refugees to Afghanistan and the deal with Turkey: Germany's peace institutes have come out firing against many of Germany's more controversial policies. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 12-01-2016

German politicians disagree over use of development aid

Germany is now trying to limit the number of refugees crossing its borders. Ministers have come to blows on the issue. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Reuniting refugee families ‘not a priority’ for Berlin

Recognised asylum seekers face huge difficulties bringing their families to Germany, Syrian refugees included. In comparison to other EU member states, Germany has particularly high bureaucratic requirements. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 23-09-2015

UN official: Europe has a ‘particular responsibility’ to help refugees’ homelands

The UN's humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, Dominik Bartsch, has called upon the international community to increase its support of the UNHCR's work. Otherwise, even more people could feel forced to make their way towards Europe. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.