Press review 29th November – 5th December
5th – 12th December
Germany struggles to cope with asylum surge – 9/12/2012 – BBC News
Germany receives more refugees and asylum seekers than any other EU country, especially from the Middle East. Numbers have risen sharply in recent years. The government estimates that up to 200,000 people will seek asylum in Germany this year. Financially, refugees are the responsibility of each German state, which must provide accommodation, food, medical care and clothing. While most people confirm they are willing to help, there is a sense that Germany is doing more than its fair share.