Austria’s Chancellor threatened to “shut its borders” over Europe’s escalating immigration crisis Monday, with E.U. leaders gathering in Brussels to contain the political fallout as hundreds of thousands of migrants pour into the continent.
According to the Daily Mail, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told other European leaders that his government was prepared to close its points of entry should Germany fail to act to contain the surge of immigrants, saying he would “be ready and do everything necessary to protect our borders.”
“That would mean securing the border on the Brenner [Pass] and other locations… [though] I want to help ensure it doesn’t get that far,” he added.
The bold warning comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just two weeks to forge a consensus on her government’s immigration policy; facing a total “collapse” of her coalition over the escalating crisis.
Read the full story at the Daily Mail.
MERKEL’S MESS: German Chancellor Has 2 WEEK DEADLINE to Address Migrant Crisis
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a two-week window to solve her nation’s escalating migrant crisis or her coalition government could be “destroyed,” reports CBS News.
The uproar is centered around Merkel’s fractured alliance, with some members of her governing coalition demanding a harsh crackdown on the flow of migrants entering Germany and pouring into other EU member states.
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“The German government is on the verge of collapsing over Europe’s immigration debate. Angela Merkel has 2 weeks to come up with a plan addressing the migrant crisis or her coalition government could be destroyed,” writes CBS News.
To date, at least one million migrants have entered Germany from Syria, Libya, and other nations since she announced her “open door” policy in 2015.
MERKEL’S MESS: German Government ‘FACING COLLAPSE’ Over Immigration Policy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is facing an imminent “collapse” over her coalition’s unpopular stance on immigration and asylum seekers pouring into the European Union.
According to Fox News, her coalition government is unraveling over recent proposals that would severely limit the number of migrants entering Germany; a policy harshly opposed by Merkel who is seen as the de facto leader of the E.U
The German Chancellor stunned her fellow European leaders in 2015 when she announced her “open door” policy, which permitted at least one million refugees from Syria and other countries to enter the continent.
Because the E.U. allows the “free movement of people” between any member state, Merkel’s decision allowed the migrants to immediately relocate to other countries within the trading bloc; including the UK, Poland, France, and others.
“Personally, I think that illegal migration is one of the challenges for the European Union and therefore I believe that we shouldn’t act unilaterally, that we shouldn’t act without coordination and that we shouldn’t act in a way that burdens third parties, involved,” Merkel said.
Read the full report at Fox News.