German Refugee Flow Bottoms Out as Merkel Focuses on EU: Chart

Germany’s refugee influx was little changed in June as a springtime decline bottomed out, though arrivals are still running at less than half of last year’s pace. That may be helping German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose approval rating jumped as public concern shifted to the European Union’s future after the Brexit referendum. By the government’s preliminary count, 16,335 asylum seekers crossed into Germany in June, which compares with 16,281 in May -- and a one-month peak of more than 200,000 last November.

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