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Experts: German Integration Policy Needs Reform

The makeshift asylum seeker camp in central Berlin has now been cleared after a compromise was reached following a prolonged stand-off. But many observers think Germany’s integration policy is in urgent need of reform. After marching for nearly a month all the way from Bavaria in southern Germany, the first refugees arrived in Berlin on […]

As many as 35 percent of French people admit to being “quite” or “a little” racist, an annual report for the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia, revealed this week, suggesting that intolerance in France was on the rise. The annual report, by the government’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) is carried out […]

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The Swedish government wants to inject 1.8 billion kronor ($250 million) into Swedish language courses for students with foreign backgrounds, a move that would see a surge in new teaching positions. If elected next term, the government plans to put almost 2 billion kronor into helping immigrant students and those with Swedish as a second […]

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Somali immigrants in Malmö are “stuck in a trap” due to a dire local job market, creating overcrowding and low self-confidence, a new report said on Friday. Researchers urged city hall, and pensioners, to address the problem. The Open Society Foundation published the report as part of a broader look at the Somali diaspora in Europe. It […]

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Roughly 70 percent of the more than 200,000 jobs created in Sweden since 2006 have gone to residents born abroad, new statistics show. Since 2006, when the current centre-right government took power, around 230,000 new jobs have been created in Sweden, according to figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB). The figures reveal further that 160,000 of […]

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