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Germany's federal government and its states have agreed on a sum to cover refugee integration costs over the next three years. Germany's parliament has also passed a new law aimed at integrating refugees.

After months of deliberations, Germany's federal government and its states have agreed on Thursday on the amount of additional money they will receive to help locally integrate refugees.

Germany's 16 states are set to receive a total of 7 billion euros ($7.7 billion) over the next three years. The federal government will reportedly provide a 2-billion-euro lump sum to the states for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.


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