German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her country needs to take more responsibility for what is happening on the planet. The head of the German government said, speaking yesterday at a campaign meeting of the party Christian democratic Union (CDU) in the Federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
“We’ll take on more responsibility in an open world, for what happens beyond our European borders”, – said Merkel, adding that Germany will not be content with the role of “exporter of goods and construction of factories”.
“This means more aid for development, this means more uniform standards in climate protection, this means fair trade and more that cannot possibly be felt in the closed society,” added the Chancellor.
According to her, the role of Germany in the European migration overcoming of the crisis is enormous, but must take joint and several liabilities and Turkey with Greece, through which flows of refugees. Merkel added that the two countries “should not tolerate the fact that in the marine region between them will dominate structure of the mafia of smugglers”.
The Chancellor believes that to solve the immigration crisis will help resolve the situation in Syria. In this regard, Merkel expressed hope for the success of inter-Syrian talks are expected to resume in Geneva on 9 March.
“You need to re-launch a political dialogue that will happen, hopefully, next week,” she said, and stressed that this process “difficult, but one way or another, is important”.
13 March in the Federal lands Regard-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-württemberg will hold parliamentary elections. Their results will show whether voters support the policies of Angela Merkel.
In 2015 in the European Union the crisis erupted because of the influx of refugees. Most migrants come from Syria, where since 2011’s civil war. According to the border of the EU Agency Frontex, last year in EU 1.8 million arrived migrants. The European Commission said that the current migration crisis in the world — the largest since the Second world war.
Migration policy Angela Merkel, who is widely opened doors to millions of refugees from the Middle East, still not found support in other countries. So, in February, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in an interview with the German edition has openly stated that ill-conceived policy Merkel has plunged the EU’s migration crisis.
“This policy was temporarily justified, but it is unsustainable in the long term,” he said. French Prime Minister believes that Europe can not accommodate so many refugees and the EU should regain control over its borders with its own policy on migration and temporary asylum.
“Our options are limited, the tension of the last weeks in Germany and other European countries – requires clearly say: Europe can not accommodate all the migrants from Syria, Iraq or Africa,” says Waltz.
Merkel herself has repeatedly stated that it remains confident in the correctness of its policy towards refugees. The closure of borders within the EU it is called an invalid solution.