Germany expecting up to 800,000 asylum seekers this year

Germany is expecting four times as many asylum seekers this year, with Berlin calling for European action on the crisis

Germany expects to receive up to 800,000 asylum seekers in 2015, a new record, the country’s interior minister said on Wednesday, as he urged action from Europe on the crisis.

Germany has struggled to accommodate a wave of asylum seekers from war zones such as Syria but also from countries without military conflict in southeastern Europe, including Albania, Serbia and Kosovo.

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