The following are major news items in leading German newspapers on Thursday.
— The number of asylum seekers continue to rise in Germany and the Germany’s federal states find themselves increasingly overburdened. Now the pressure on the German government to disburden the states is growing.
— President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Michel Platini, stands as a candidate to succeed the controversial FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
— The world’s population is growing faster than had been assumed up to now, because the number of children per woman falls less rapidly than the population scientists had ever suspected. Enditem