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For some, asylum seekers are a drain on the economy and a threat to social stability; for others, helping them is a cornerstone of Switzerland’s humanitarian tradition.

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Year in review 2015: when the wave of migrants reached Europe

Which countries have been most affected by the influx of migrants and refugees? What impact would quotas have? The answers in a series of ...

Asylum lottery Six graphs to understand the migration phenomenon

Every day, thousands of refugees and migrants are crossing European borders, searching for protection or a better life. It is posing an ...