Sharp drop in migrant arrivals in Germany

Sharp drop in migrant arrivals in Germany BERLIN (AP) — About 280,000 asylum-seekers came to Germany in 2016, following previous year’s 890,000, Interior Ministry says. Tags. General News · European Mass Migration Crisis · Events. Locations. Germany · Western Europe · Europe. × …

Watertown Public Opinion

Number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany slumped by two thirds last year following the closure of the Balkan route

Germany has seen a dramatic drop in new asylum-seekers with 600,000 fewer arriving in the country last year, figures released by the interior ministry on Wednesday show. About 280,000 new asylum-seekers arrived in the country last year, less than a

Daily Mail

Refugee crisis: Number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany drops by 600000 in 2016

The number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany plummeted by more than 600,000 in 2016, government figures show. The interior ministry said about 280,000 migrants applied for protection in the year, less than a third of the 890,000 applications

The Independent

Sharp drop in migrant arrivals in Germany

The number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany last year has dropped by two-thirds to about 280,000. Berlin said the decrease signals that measures to reduce migration are working. Deutschland Flüchtlinge kommen an der ZAA in Berlin an (Getty …

Deutsche Welle

German migrant arrivals down sharply as Merkel faces polls

Berlin (AFP) – Germany said on Wednesday that migrant arrivals dropped by two-thirds in 2016 from the previous year’s record high, providing relief for Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of this year’s elections. Merkel had taken heavy criticism after her …

Yahoo News

Germany to announce migration figures for 2016 as election looms

Berlin (dpa) – Germany’s Interior Ministry is set to announce on Wednesday the number of refugees and migrants who arrived in the country last year, after 2015 marked a record year for arrivals. The 2016 data will set the stage for the general election

Europe Online Magazine

World Briefs: Fewer sought asylum in Germany last year

BERLIN • Germany took in 280,000 asylum seekers last year, about one-third of the previous year’s record figure, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said yesterday. At the height of the huge refugee and migrant influx to Europe in 2015, 890,000 people …

The Straits Times

Germany sees nearly 70 percent drop in refugee arrivals

The number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany dropped by nearly 70 percent last year, German interior minister said on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference in Berlin, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said nearly 280,000 asylum seekers …

Anadolu Agency

Germany sees two-thirds drop in asylum seekers in 2016

Germany has ascribed a two-thirds drop in asylum numbers last year to successful domestic and European measures agreed during the 2015 refugee crisis. Provisional data released on Wednesday show that 280,000 people sought asylum in Germany in …

Irish Times

Germany Plans Major Security Crackdown After Berlin Attack

Germany is mounting a security crackdown, overhauling its immigration and monitoring laws in the wake of the attack on a Berlin Christmas market last year. According to reports appearing in the Financial Times and the German press, Thomas de Maizière, …


Germany to require terror suspects to wear ankle bracelets

German ministers agree on new measures against asylum seekers who lie about their identities or are deemed security risks. Contact Editor. Gary Willig, 11/01/17 18:32. Share. Send To Friend. You need to fill your name, your email and your friend’s email.

Arutz Sheva

Germany Sees 68 Percent Fewer Asylum Requests in 2016 than Year Before

BERLIN – Germany received 68 percent fewer asylum requests in 2016 compared to the previous year, the country’s interior minister said Wednesday. Some 280,000 people asked for asylum last year, while 890,000 sought refugee status in the central …

Latin American Herald Tribune

Migrant arrivals in Germany fell sharply in 2016

BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of people arriving in Germany wanting to seek asylum fell dramatically last year, figures showed on Wednesday – good news for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she prepares to seek re-election. The fall reflected tougher rules

Business Insider

Germany welcomed far fewer immigrants in 2016

The immigration crush that created a crisis for the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel eased markedly in 2016, authorities said Wednesday. Germany received 280,000 asylum-seekers in 2016, less than a third of the 890,000 total in 2015 at the …