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BERLIN, January 9. /TASS/. The number of refugees arriving in Germany has decreased, but it is still too high, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday evening at a meeting of the federal board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Mainz.
They are currently arriving in much smaller numbers than before, but still there are too many of them, she said.
According to the German Interior Ministry, nearly 1.1 million refugees were registered in Germany in 2015, more than 400,000 of them from Syria. The Interior Ministry said that 1,091,894 people in total were registered between January and December. Syrians were by far the biggest single group, accounting for 428,468 people. They were followed by Afghans, 154,046 of whom were registered, and 121,662 Iraqis.
Germany has seen more refugees and other migrants arrive than any other European country. In the early part of 2015, that included large numbers of people from Balkan countries who have very little chance of winning asylum. The fourth-and fifth-biggest groups of asylum-seekers last year came from Albania and Kosovo.