From 5,000 to 7,000 refugees a day cross the border into Germany coming from Austria. The media are competing for attention and are producing shocking headlines by the hour. Right-wing politicians, and others, do their best to also be present with their unhelpful views on the matter. Below are the most shocking refugee related headlines of the week from German and Austrian media.
Abducted refugee boy Mohamed (4) found dead in trunk after 28 days of search, male suspect (32) under arrest. (Thursday, October 29)
"It's only a question of time before the first baby freezes to death here," Passau district police spokesman Lothar Venus said. 6,500 refugees and migrants entered Germany near Passau (Wednesday, October 28)
Association of German Cities – Refugees and migrants may cost local government in Germany up to 16 billion Euros. (Thursday, October 29)
Numerous lawsuits against German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "high treason" (Thursday, October 29)
Austria to build fence on border to Slovenia (during the whole week)
Austrian Mayor (Graz): Reject all male refugees (today, October 30)