16/10/2015

Germany opens its doors to refugees, but only Syrians are welcome

Analysis

Germany opens its doors to refugees, but only Syrians are welcome

by Bruno S. Sergi, Giacomo Morabito

In July 2015, during a meeting with students at the Paul Friedrich Scheel school in Rostock, the Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany could not manage to take every refugee, making Palestinian refugee children cry. However, in mid-September 2015 the German government announced the suspension of the Dublin Regulation, and opened its doors to Syrian refugees. “There is no legal limit to the number of people fleeing political persecution Germany,” said the Chancellor. In addition, the federal government will increase its 2016 budget by €3 billion to cope with the refugee situation. The regional state governments and local authorities will make available a further €3 billion. Further reading