Clearly Germany has had enough of Angela Merkel’s ‘open doors’ policy.
Germany called Sunday for asylum seekers who entered the European Union via Greece to be forced to return there, while also urging Athens to send more migrants back to Turkey, AFP said.
In an interview with a Greek daily, German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said he wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached.
“I would like the Dublin convention to be applied again… we will take up discussions on this in a meeting with (EU) interior ministers” later in October, he told the Greek daily Kathimerini.
The Dublin accord gives responsibility for asylum seekers’ application to the first country they reach — which put Greece on the frontline of more than a million migrants who arrived in the EU last year.
The accord also says asylum seekers should be sent back to the first country they arrived in if they subsequently reach another EU state before their case is examined. A huge proportion of the migrants ended up in Germany.
But this clause was suspended for Greece in 2011 after the country lost an EU legal complaint which condemned the mistreatment of migrants seeking international protection.
“Since then, the EU has provided substantial support, not only financially,” to Greece to improve its asylum seeker procedures, the German minister said.
– ‘Greece must expel more’ –
In an interview on German television Sunday evening, De Maiziere also criticised Athens for failing to fully implement an EU agreement with Turkey to return migrants there.
The EU reached a deal with Turkey in March to stop the influx to the Greek islands in return for financial aid and eased visa conditions for its citizens. But the deal has looked shaky in the wake of a coup attempt in Turkey in July.
“Greece must carry out more expulsions,” he told the ARD television station.
De Maiziere had already in August highlighted the need to reinstate the Dublin rules, provoking an outcry from Athens.
Greece stressed it was already coping with over 60,000 refugees and migrants blocked on its territory after countries further north on the so-called Balkan route closed their borders to the massive influx, notably fleeing the Syrian conflict.
De Maiziere said he was conscious of the “strong reactions” of Greeks, as well as the huge number of migrants being dealt with by Greece as an EU frontline state.
But “that doesn’t annul the need” to reinstate the Dublin rules, he said, stressing that “criticism of the convention not being applied keeps increasing in Germany.”
The German minister, who has just revised the number of asylum seekers who arrived in Germany last year to 890,000 — down from a previous estimate of 1.1 million — reiterated Berlin’s commitment to taking its share of refugees who arrived in Greece and Italy in 2015 and the start of 2016.
“Germany is ready to welcome up to 500 people per month” from the two countries, he said.
Ok, well so why should we be surprised? I mean seriously… You freely open up your country’s borders to all these refugees without limits – all in the name of humanity – and then they come flooding in so much so that you cannot handle them. On top of that, they’re rowdy, disgusting, disrespectful, violent, verbally abusive, militant and just… terribly uncivilised. Let’s not forget that it’s a fact that sexual violence in Germany has skyrocketed since Merkel allowed more than one million mostly male migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East into the country.
These are the appalling consequences of such a policy.
When I first heard of Merkel’s ‘open doors’ policy, I predicted right then and there that Germany would suffer from the subsequent consequences of this failed policy, manifested in a severe refugee crisis, sometime down the track. And sure enough, I have been proven right.
And now the German government has put its foot down and is now returning these refugees to where they came from. As if sending them back will solve this incredible mess…
Too bad this was merely a ‘badly though out, uncalculated decision’ on Merkel’s part. Look at the mess that she’s caused. She has destroyed her own country and contributed to the Islamisation and greater demise of Europe. The sad truth of the matter is that it’s too late… way too late for Germany and Merkel knows that. After all, being a “progressive” leftist and a Socialist, she has a sinister agenda and part of that is contributing, in a large way, to the destruction of European culture, society and Biblical morals.
I think one thing’s pretty clear, the German populace isn’t gobsmacked by this failed policy and the subsequent issues that it’s caused. It’s no wonder that Merkel’s personal approval ratings have plunged and her party fallen to its lowest level in the polls since 2012 in the wake of this “progressive” policy. But the cold, hard truth of the matter is that the damage is already done.
I think this is a very important lesson for other countries in the West who are bringing Muslim refugees in at smaller quantities or at the least, considering bringing them in. My advice is: don’t do it, because you’ll end up with terrible results similar to this and it will be too late to reverse the situation. There’s no turning back. This is the surefire recipe of losing your country. Let’s take this as a warning and do our utmost to not go down that path of doom.