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Germany

2019

18

Apr

German Cabinet agrees tougher rules for deporting migrants

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer gained Cabinet backing Wednesday for his Orderly Return Bill. The plan will go to parliament for debate, and could pass before the summer recess. However, German states do not all approve of the plan which would see asylum seekers who are to be deported being held in state jails rather than pre-deportation holding […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

12

Apr

German government approves certain arms supplies to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The German government has approved the export of certain military equipment and technology to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at a secret meeting of the Federal Security Council, the Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing documents of the country’s economic affairs ministry. According to the newspaper, Saudi Arabia will not receive German-made military […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , Sputnik

08

Apr

Germany to push for imams to be trained locally, not abroad

Among Germany’s nearly 4.5 million Muslims, around 3 million are of Turkish origin. Almost 90 percent of imams in Germany are educated outside the country. The majority of them come from Turkey. The German Islam Conference, convened by Germany’s interior minister since 2006, set a goal last November to address the education and financing of local imams. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik , DW

27

Mar

Seehofer wants to store data about radicalised children

The protection of the Constitution should be allowed to save according to the will of the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU), in the future, information about radicalised children. This is yet prohibited. Situations where it comes to children, shall be now held in the files of the Federal office for the protection of the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , CC Discovery

25

Mar

Berlin moves to cut ties between German Muslims and Turkey

Berlin wants to sever the financial and institutional ties between local Muslim communities and the Turkish government as part of a bold campaign to help German Muslims develop a homegrown version of Islam.  “What we need now is an Islam for German Muslims that belongs to Germany,” Markus Kerber, the top civil servant in the German interior […]

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Country: Germany
Source: En Son Haber , FT

20

Mar

European Court clears way for Germany to deport refugees to other EU countries

The deportation of refugees under EU law from northern European countries to their southern counterparts has come under criticism in recent years. The court ruled however that such deportations were justified under the ‘mutual trust’ principle. The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that Germany can more easily deport asylum seekers to other European […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local , DW

19

Mar

BMW banned speaking Turkish

A giant in BMW’s Facting Garching move near Munich had banned Turkish staff from speaking Turkish. 7 workers from 50 different nations who worked in the factory banned the ban from Turkey. According to the newspaper Bild, workers on the barrier from speaking Turkey were even in social areas. The factor was only allowed to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: En Son Haber , Neuck

19

Mar

Bavarian court upholds headscarf ban for judges, prosecutors

The Bavarian constitutional court on Monday rejected an appeal by an Islamic religious community to overturn a ban on judges and prosecutors wearing headscarves, saying that justice officials in particular were obliged to be neutral in questions of religion and ideology. The judge voiced the opinion that the ban, which also forbids officials to wear […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , Euro News

04

Mar

English knowledge, proof of foreign clergy planned

For foreign clergy who wish to work in Germany, to be proof of German language skills according to the will of the government of the future obligation. The government is planning to do a corresponding Change in the entry conditions, said a spokesman for the Federal interior Ministry of the German press Agency. The design […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , CC Discovery

01

Mar

German town defends decision to sell family’s pet pug on eBay

Officials in Germany have defended their decision to seize an indebted family’s pet pug and sell it on eBay, saying the move was a last resort because authorities were unable to find anything else to take. The incident in the western town of Ahlen prompted criticism on social media from people who felt the decision […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Guardian , Sputnik