Tag Archives: Angela Merkel

Merkel Underestimate Negative Effects of 1 Million Migrants

Yeah, who could have possible anticipated that letting a million people immigrate who have few job skills, don’t speak the language, and need massive amounts of financial assistance might create some issues? Strange…

Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Chancellor¬†.

Concerns about how to integrate Germany’s migrants into society and the labour market are now rife and support for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has grown.

Mr Gabriel said: “I, we always said that it’s inconceivable for Germany to take in a million people every year.

“There is an upper limit to a country’s integration ability.”

 

Merkel Warns of Return to European Nationalism

It’s a little difficult to take her seriously when she was one of those instrumental in throwing open the EU’s borders in the first place.

Rome (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged European leaders to protect EU borders or risk a “return to nationalism” as the continent battles its worst migration crisis since World War II.

As Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi kicked off two days of talks in Rome with Merkel and senior EU officials, the German leader said Europe must defend its borders “from the Mediterranean to the North Pole” or suffer the political consequences.

Support for far-right and anti-immigrant parties is on the rise in several countries on the continent which saw more than a million people arrive on its shores last year.

In Austria, Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party is expected to win a presidential run-off on May 22 after romping to victory in the first round on an anti-immigration platform.