Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis has created Germany’s biggest domestic challenge since the country’s reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall
Oct 02, 2015
Government passes new law that will ensure resources are backing bona fide refugees
Oct 01, 2015
Rules that governed the handling of refugees have disappeared and there’s no agreement on how to share responsibility for the arrivals
Sep 21, 2015
Canadians sailing off Turkey’s coast search in vain for the owners of the waterlogged backpacks they found barely floating amid a flotilla of life jackets. Inside one of the backpacks they discovered passports belonging to a young Iranian couple and their toddler, and in another, a Turkish visa for a 35-year-old Iraqi man
Sep 20, 2015
Chancellor Angela Merkel noted the new arrivals mean ‘the world sees Germany as a country of hope and opportunity, [which] was not always the case’
Sep 11, 2015
Three Syrian brothers make their way by foot, boat, bus and train from their violence-racked homeland to a new life in Germany
Sep 06, 2015
‘Don’t send anyone else. This is a very difficult road’
Sep 04, 2015
After the joy of leaving Budapest on a train, the next stop on the journey turns out to be a trap
Sep 03, 2015
More than 1,000 people are camped out around the station in Budapest, unable to continue with their journey and unwilling to go backward, as Hungary debates how to deal with unprecedented influx of people
Sep 02, 2015
Hundreds struggled to make their way across the continent for a better life, only to be barred by authorities at Hungary’s main railway
Sep 01, 2015
Joanna Slater is The Globe's New York Bureau Chief. She is currently on temporary assignment in Berlin, Germany, covering political and business news.
From New York, she has reported on major U.S. financial and economic stories. She also covered the 2012 elections, the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and the Boston marathon bombing.
Prior to joining The Globe in 2010, she worked for The Wall Street Journal, where her assignments included reporting on the financial crisis out of New York and covering South Asian business and politics from Mumbai.
She spent seven years in Asia, based first in Hong Kong and then in India, where she wrote about a wide range of topics, from the massacre of the royal family in Nepal to the Kashmir dispute to discrimination against HIV-positive children.
She won the Young Journalist Award from the Society of Publishers in Asia. Joanna grew up in Toronto, attended Smith College and completed two masters degrees from Columbia University.