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Studio Berlin, broadcast Sept. 23, 2020: Can Europe reform its asylum and migration policies?

Two weeks after a fire destroyed the overcrowded refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, asylum policy is high on the EU Commission's agenda. Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition agreed to take in 1,500 additional refugees from Greece. Host Sylvia Cunningham discusses the current situation on the Greek island of Lesbos and the German aid efforts.

todaySeptember 23, 2020

Studio Berlin

Studio Berlin, broadcast April 15, 2020: How are asylum-seekers in the EU faring during the coronavirus pandemic?

Few leaders in EU states agree on what should happen to people who flee to Europe to escape war and poverty. Studio Berlin host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores this sensitive topic with journalists Joanna Kakissis and James Kanter. We also hear from Jane Wangare, a volunteer with "Women in Exile," and a female asylum-seeker whose refugee center was locked down because of a COVID-19 threat.

todayApril 15, 2020

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