Germany bans textbooks with Russia's Crimea map - media

Germany bans textbooks with Russia's Crimea map - media

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) withdrew its approval for a textbook over a map showing Crimea as part of Russia. 

The BAMF press office in Nuremberg expressed regret for the printing of "a faulty map" in an authorized book. 

The agency "expressly declares that this was not intended as a political statement," the spokesperson Andrea Brinkmann said. "The BAMF had removed both volumes from its list of authorized textbooks with immediate effect," Deutsche Welle cited her as saying.

According to Brinkmann, the agency had no involvement in creating the series, either financially or with regard to content.

However, although they have been removed from the list of authorized textbooks, the providers of integration courses will still be able to continue working with them. BAMF says it will inform providers about the incorrect map, the forthcoming correction, and the possibility of exchanging the books.