Have Syrian war and refugee crisis highlighted existing problems in Lebanon?

With more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, compounded with other refugee communities, Lebanon is the country with the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide.

He was the best in his class. 17-year old Syrian Hozaifa is now paraplegic after bombing and lives as refugee in Beqaa, Lebanon. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Giant migrant city in Libya? Really?

As Hungary PM Viktor Orbán suggests giant migrant city in Libya, how this could work. How do you see this idea? Is it just a populist proposal or maybe there is something rational about this? Read few comments.

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Merkel: We can do this. Seehofer: No, we can’t.

Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer said: We can do this’ – I cannot, with the best will, adopt this phrase as my own. It is a direct contradiction to Angela Merkel. Do you think we will see more tensions between Merkel and Seehofer, how strong is Merkel’s position after series of attacks in Germany? Read few comments.

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Fico meets Merkel: What does Slovakia want from Germany?

Slovak PM Fico will meet Chancellor Merkel in Berlin. Taking into account that Slovak EU Presidency is approaching would you be so kind shortly assess what Slovakia may want from Germany and vice versa and how Germany sees Slovakia especially taking into account topics like migration crisis and Nord Stream 2? Read few comments.

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Merkel is losing popularity. A sign of normalization?

According to INSA’s poll 64 percent of Germans think that Chancellor Angela Merkel should not run for a fourth term. Usually people say that Merkel is losing popularity because of the refugee crisis. For sure it is very important factor but do you think that this losing of popularity also goes somehow deeper? Can Merkel simply count on solving/defusing of refugee crisis and then her numbers will go up or do you think it is a bit more complicated? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel Credit: Bundesregierung/Lohnes, http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/

Chancellor Angela Merkel Credit: Bundesregierung/Lohnes, http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/

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What does EU-Turkey deal mean for the refugee crisis?

From the beginning of refugee crisis EU leader were saying we need to solve roots of this crisis. But what is your view, are we doing this? We are trying desperately to get some deal with Turkey but as I see it has very little to do with solving roots of the crisis, hasn’t it? Read few comments.

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Germany: What’s at stake for Merkel in three state elections

Germans go to the polls in three states Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt in a real-life test for Chancellor Angela Merkel policies, especially regarding refugee crisis.

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