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UN Refugee Commissioner António Guterres praised German refugee policy, saying the country sets an example for other EU member states. [UN Geneva/Flickr]
Development Policy 04-09-2014

UN High Commissioner praises Germany’s refugee policy

Many European countries could learn from Germany’s refugee policy, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres praised in a recent interview, but German municipalities are up in arms over the influx of refugees entering the country. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Ex-Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, in the European Parliament. [EP]

Interim commissioner bonuses branded ‘excessive’

Interim EU commissioners, elected in July, will receive roughly half a million euros for just four months of work, along with a bonus and pension plan comparable to fully-fledged commissioners. This system needs reform, critics contend. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Protesters occupy Berlin's Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate, calling for Germany to accept more refugees. Berlin 2013 [Fraktion DIE LINKE im Bundestag/Flickr]
Development Policy 26-08-2014

Upsurge in refugees may cause Germany to ‘push its limits’

Amid a growing number of asylum seekers and appeals for immediate EU action, German politicians are weighing various figures to decide the fate of refugees from northern Iraq. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Protesters gather near Germany's intelligence office (BND) in Berlin. July 2013 [Mike Herbst/Flickr]
Global Europe 19-08-2014

Turkey calls German spying ‘completely unacceptable’

The latest leaked spying records reveal that Germany’s BND intelligence agency considers Turkey a target, complicating relations between Ankara and Berlin at a time when the German government is considering arming Iraq’s Kurdish minority. EURACTIV Germany reports.