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German integration policy

A few months ago Germans were reveling in their multicultural football team reaching the World Cup Final. The team seemed like a great snapshot of a country that was truly immigrant-friendly. However since then, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany had failed, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate. But many immigrants are finding it difficult to integrate into a country which often refuses to recognise their professional qualifications.

By Abby D'ARCY HUGHES

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