Five of those killed were children
EU countries have implemented measures limiting family reunification rights that risked separating children from their parents
Merkel has stoically insisted "we can do it", even as polls show that over half of Germans now have doubts.
Lack of solidarity within the bloc meant Europe was risking all the achievements of the previous decades
More than a million refugees, many fleeing war and violence in the Middle East, have arrived in Germany this year
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They can fight to liberate their country rather than sipping coffee on an iconic Berlin avenue, he said
The winter may prove decisive in determining whether Germans take the view that the crisis is manageable -- or not