Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk


News & Politics

Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.


The Foreign Desk - Germany and the refugees

January 30th, 2016

Episode 110 of 204 episodes

In her end-of-year message German chancellor Angela Merkel said “thank you” to those who had welcomed the large numbers of refugees to the country over the previous months. That same evening, however, a string of sexual assaults took place in Cologne carried out by Arab and north African men according to the police. As the refugees keep coming Germany has a tough decision to make. Join Steve Bloomfield as he debates the issue with journalist Andreas Kluth and professor Panu Poutvaara.