German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on during a news conference with Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa in Lisbon, Portugal, May 31 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under pressure Sunday over a scandal surrounding the office charged with processing more than a million asylum-seekers who have arrived in the country since 2015 .However, the former head of BAMF, Frank-Juergen Weise, added fuel to the political fire when he accused Merkel of knowing about wider problems at the agency since at least last year and neglecting to deal with them.Weise led the BAMF from late 2015 until the end of 2016 and in late 2017 published a final report about his term at the agency.Doubts about Germany's ability to grapple with the arrival of around 1.2 million asylum-seekers over the last three years have eroded political support for Merkel, who is now in her fourth term as German chancellor.
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