German town will vote on banning new refugee arrivals for two years as mayor says: ‘We need a break’

A town in Germany is considering halting the arrival of refugees amid worries it can no longer provide enough school places.

Freiberg council is planning to vote on whether or not to ban asylum seekers from coming to the picturesque Saxon university town until December 2019.

Its mayor, Sven Kruger, said: ‘We need a break in order to deal with acute needs.’