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Germany steps up deportation of failed asylum seekers

Germans are increasingly voicing doubts about whether the country can cope with large numbers of asylum seekers. As a result, Berlin’s list of so-called "safe countries of origin" is getting longer and more failed asylum seekers are being sent back. Several Balkan states were added to the list last year, resulting in a big drop in arrivals from the region. The government has now listed Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco as "safe" - this just weeks before key regional elections.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Elise Duffau and Claire Pryde.

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