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EINWANDERUNGSLAND DEUTSCHLAND/GERMANY: A LAND OF IMMIGRATION

The largest share of Europe’s refugees arrived in Germany in 2015 after Chancellor Merkel said that refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war would be welcome. In December 2015 Angela Merkel pledged to give an extra US $18.5 billion to help displaced persons seeking asylum in Germany, where up to a million refugees have arrived in 2015 and another million is expected to come in 2016. Germany's official representative to the Midwest, Consul General Herbert Quelle will discuss the recent developments in the immigration crisis in Europe and the ways Germany is addressing it.