The number of refugees who arrived in Germany in June sunk below 5,000 - less than were arriving on a daily basis at the end of last year.

According to figures given to the Rheinische Post by federal police 4,900 refugees arrived in Germany in June, a marked drop from May when 16,300 asylum seekers came to the Bundesrepublik.

The number of refugees arriving in Germany has dropped off sharply since the beginning of the year after the closure of the Balkan route and the EU agreeing a controversial deal with Turkey, whereby the EU would take one refugee for every one returned from Greece.

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