Thursday

17th Aug 2017

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.

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