Friday

9th Dec 2016

Ticker

Report: Merkel to urge CEOs to hire refugees

German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet business leaders in September to urge them to hire more refugees, German daily Bild reports. She will meet the bosses of firms including chemicals group Evonik, carmakers Opel and Volkswagen, engineering firm Siemens and energy company RWE. More than 1 million asylum seekers came to Germany last year, but the country's 30 top companies had employed just 54 refugees by June this year.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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