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Graveyards Aren't Sacred as Migration Pressures Germany to Build

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  • Officials seek to relax planning rules to boost construction
  • Regulations make homes among Europe's costliest to build

German landlords have been complaining for years that cumbersome regulations make it complicated and expensive to build homes. Now, with 800,000 refugees forecast to arrive this year and nowhere for them to stay, politicians are beginning to see their point.

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