Germany’s Interior Minister argues that the country has done more than its fair share in attending to the migrant crisis caused by the gruesome conflict in Syria and that Greece should be forced to take on more refugees.
For the first time in five years, Germany has begun contemplating the idea of sending migrants back to Greece as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s national popularity plummets from public outcry against her open door policy – a political shift that may have lasting reverberations throughout the European Union.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere believes that the European Union must adopt a common policy on refugees arguing that Germany no longer has the resources to handle the ever-increasing burden caused by migrants flooding into the country. De Maiziere notes that pursuant to the Dublin regulations migrants should be processed and kept in the first member state entered in arguing for Greece to carry the burden.
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