Voice Of Europe
May 8, 2019
Four years since launching her dubious open-door migrant policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was again forced to defend it as she addressed her supporters in Brandenburg, Sputnik News reports.
Merkel said her migrant policy had been Germany’s response to the exceptional situation generated by civil war in Syria and the rampant ISIS terror threat in the Middle East.
The embattled Chancellor insisted it was never a mistake to take in people, but rather mistakes had been made earlier, by European countries failing to address the refugee crises in such volatile states as Lebanon or Jordan, adding: “That’s why our lesson is: provide local help”.
The country’s refugee policy has long been a source of discord, both within Germany and among many of her EU partners.
Last year, protesters opposed to Angela Merkel’s refugee policy took to the streets in a number of cities, prompted by acts of violence, including gang rape and murder, allegedly perpetrated by migrants.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:14 am