Germany steps up migrant deportations to North Africa   

Germany has boosted the number of repatriations of rejected asylum seekers to Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, Berlin said on Monday, following years of diplomatic pressure on the Maghreb states.

“We have managed to improve cooperation with these countries, which has resulted in a rise of repatriations,” said an interior ministry spokesman.

Between 2015 and last year, repatriations from the biggest EU economy to Algeria rose from 57 to 504, he said.