BERLIN | Chancellor Angela Merkel planned to discuss Europe’s migrant crisis with her coalition partners Sunday, as Syrians, Iraqis and others fleeing war and persecution streamed into Germany for the second straight day.
The Christian Social Union, the socially-conservative wing of Merkel’s center-right bloc, has criticized the decision to open Germany’s borders to migrants and refugees stuck in Hungary, the dpa news agency reported.
Meanwhile, the center-left Social Democrats, the third member of Merkel’s three-party coalition, urged swift humanitarian help for those trekking through Europe in search of a better life.
“No decent person can remain cold and dismissive in the face of such suffering,” said Thomas Oppermann, a senior Social Democrat.
He added that refugees should be fairly distributed in Europe, and countries should not avoid their responsibilities. “Whoever refuses to do their part calls into question whether they can be part of Europe.”
German officials have been particularly angry at Hungary for encouraging migrants to keep traveling westward, instead of providing them with adequate shelter and the chance to apply for asylum there.
Thousands arrived in Germany by way of Austria by train, bus and car on Saturday. Most went to Munich, the Bavarian capital, where authorities said some 7,000 people were registered and over half received a bed for the night.
Special trains also took 570 people to the Thuringian town of Saalfeld. More than half of them were taken onward to Dresden, where a school for German army officers has been cleared to provide temporary shelter for 350 newcomers.
Other trains brought migrants to Hamburg in the north and Dortmund in the west of the country, while more than 300 people traveled to the capital Berlin on specially chartered buses.
At each stop the migrants were received with cheers, bags of food and toys for the children.
Most Germans have been welcoming of the migrants. But far-right groups have protested their arrival, including in Dortmund overnight.
Chancellor Merkel has warned that extremist groups might try to take advantage of the situation to stoke people’s prejudices against refugees. Authorities estimate that up to 800,000 people could apply for asylum in Germany by the end of the year.
Germany’s opposition Left Party, meanwhile, said the United States was to blame for the migrant crisis originating in the Middle East because it had indirectly supported terrorist groups in the region.
“If the German government had a little bit of courage it would at least ask the United States, as the main cause of the refugee tragedy, to pay some of the costs,” dpa quoted Sahra Wagenknecht, a senior Left Party lawmaker, as saying.
800,000 migrants to Germany in one year would be the equivalent of 3.5 million coming to the US, this year alone, mostly on welfare. Most of these migrants will need government support for years to come before they start becoming productive contributors to the economy. Many political scientists predict Germany will cease to be a “developed” First World country within 10 years and will become an Islamic state or caliphate within 20 years.
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I am not so confident like you. It would seem, Germany, when things get tough… Seem to be pretty efficient with the ethnic cleansing. Just sayin’.
Germany was utterly defeated in WW2, losing over 9 million of its people during the war and many more during the subsequent post-war year. The victors thoroughly emasculated the Prussian military culture, leaving a nation of steers … this by design, so that Germany would never rise up militarily again.
The 3 generations of Germans post WW2 have given themselves to the hedonistic philosophy of eat, drink and be merry. Indeed, having children is not at the top of the to do list. Native Germans now have the lowest birth rate in Europe. They now see immigration as a necessary evil in order to support the large and growing senior population in the manner to which they have grown accustomed. Google German demographics.
Google the thriving neo-nazi groups in Germany. Google the violence they continue to perpetrate. Google the german hatred of immigtants. Why don’t you even google the most recent neo nazi attacks on migrant shelters a few das ago. Then tell me all Germans are eat drink and be merry. I think there are quite few Germans that do not agree with your theory of German caliphate. Also kudos I haven’t seen the overtaking of German culture as a former of fear mongering since… well what some Germans would call the good old days
I said most, not all. Neo-nazism is a sickness of the soul that still afflicts a small segment in Europe, both east and west. Only a minority of Germans have strong feeling about immigration. Most are apathetic or ho-hum.
I see what you did there Joe, you sly guy. Going back and adding the word mostly. Either way it’d funny how such a small group of extremists can take over an entire country, when it can strike a cord with its people. You are so dismissive of nazi extremists the ones that look like Germans, grew up as Germans. But these guys Islamic state 20 years… bam done. Ger