Germany has committed an additional 100 million euros (USD 113 million) to UN agencies to improve assistance for refugees in their home regions.
If Volkswagen fails to meet the deadline, the KBA warned in a two-page letter, the authority could withdraw approval for the affected models, meaning they could no longer be sold or even moved on German roads.
Merkel told German lawmakers Thursday that “the opportunities are much bigger than the risks, we just have to recognize and use them.”
Hans-Georg Maassen says “it gives us great concern that Islamists in Germany are using the situations of the refugees for their own purposes under the guise of providing humanitarian help.”
In an interview with German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, de Maiziere said refugees given protection in Europe should accept that they will be distributed across the bloc.
The Islamic extremists “are trying to approach the young unaccompanied refugees, who arrive in our country without their families and are particularly looking for contacts and support,” a spokesman for the intelligence service in the southern state of Bavaria told DPA.
About 100 migrants who arrived from Germany refused to leave a train in the Danish port city of Roedby.
Most said their decision was based on belief, but one Iranian woman said she was convinced most people had joined the church only to improve their chances for asylum.
In Munich’s central station, the first arrivals from Hungary received cheering and applause. The youngest brightened up as teddy bears were offered as gifts.
Migrants, among them refugees from the Syrian war, walk into Austria, which said it had agreed with Germany to grant them access, regardless of European Union rules.
Both Dortmund and Bayern have won their opening three matches but Dortmund has scored one more goal.
German authorities have been alarmed by a wave of attacks targeting refugee centres, as the country braces to host a record 800,000 asylum-seekers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Germany in April during which the two countries had agreed to broaden bilateral economic cooperation.
Merkel and Rousseff focused mainly on environmental cooperation during a 24-hour visit by the German leader that was also aimed at boosting trade and investment in Brazil’s stagnant economy.
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will present the government’s argument Wednesday for the 86 billion euro ($93 billion) bailout package for Greece.