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.
MERKEL’S MESS: Germany’s Leadership Hangs in the Balance Over Refugee Policy
The political future of German Chancellor Angela Merkel hangs in the balance this week, with her coalition government facing an imminent “collapse” over their unpopular and controversial immigration and asylum policies.
The immigration showdown comes as Merkel has vowed to reject a possible proposal that would “turn away” new migrants and asylum seekers seeking to enter Germany from Syria, Libya, and other nations.
“She believes such a unilateral act goes against European principles and intends to seek an EU-wide solution,” adds the BBC.
“Emergency talks have, as yet, failed to soothe an increasingly bitter row, which is being replicated, albeit in perhaps rather calmer tones, in plenty of other EU member states – between those who believe there is still a chance for Europe to rise unified to the migration challenge and the, largely populist, figures who are sick of waiting for it act,” adds the author.
Merkel’s “open door” policy is increasingly under fire from other European leaders.
The regulations have already admitted more than one million migrants into Germany, who are then allowed to travel to other E.U. member states without restriction.
Read the full story at the BBC.