Bavaria first German state to dictate residence of asylum seekers

Bavaria has become the first German state to implement a new integration law whereby the government can dictate asylum seekers' place of residence for a period of three years.

Suitcase explodes near southern German refugee centre; no injuries

A suitcase exploded and caught fire near a refugee registration centre in the northern Bavarian town of Zirndorf on Wednesday, but no one was injured in the incident, police said.

Oreskovic meets Bavarian business people

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic met in Munich on Monday evening with leading Bavarian business people so as to encourage cooperation between Croatia and that German federal state.

Croatia and Bavaria must intensify relations

"I am happy that after a longer pause I can welcome a Croatian Prime Minister in Munich. This is the continuation of our good relations and, one could say, friendship," Seehofer said after his meeting with Oreskovic.

Bavaria, Austria deny rationing of refugee intake

Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Gruendbock told Hina on Tuesday that there were no halts in the flow of migrants from Austria into Germany.