Merkel Asks Party to Prepare Refugee Policy Proposal: Focus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked senior members of her CDU party to prepare a proposal on refugee policy that would include counseling and training, Focus magazine reported.

The proposal, to be presented at a party meeting in December, would seek to integrate refugees coming to Germany by ensuring those with residency rights get sufficient counseling and training. The refugees in turn need to accept language training and other offers from the state, Focus said.

Home Secretary Thomas de Maiziere and CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber are preparing the proposal.

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