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  • Berlin turns Stasi HQ into a refugee shelter

    11/22/2015 8:08:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Nov 2015 14:17 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx of asylum seekers, weekend media reports said. Nearly 500 people, most of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been staying in the foreign intelligence wing of the imposing former Ministry of State Security since late Friday, the daily Berliner Zeitung said. Up to 900 people will eventually be housed there temporarily. ...
  • Israeli premier accuses German department store of boycott

    11/22/2015 6:40:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2015 7:47 AM EST
    Israel's prime minister is accusing a German department store of a "boycott" after it removed products made in Israeli settlements under new European Union labeling guidelines. Benjamin Netanyahu noted Sunday that Berlin's KaDeWe department store was once owned by Jews before the Nazis seized it. He says its decision to label products from Israeli communities and remove them from its shelves is "a boycott in every respect." ...
  • Merkel Doubles Down: ‘Time is Running Out To Return Hope To The Millions of Refugees’

    11/16/2015 12:08:46 PM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Merkel has come under fire within her own coalition government for her continued support for open borders, following the revelation that at least one of the terrorists involved in the atrocities in Paris on Friday posed as a Syrian refugee in order to gain entry into Europe. In August of this year Germany ignored European Union rules and threw open her doors to all Syrian refugees, promising them asylum. Hundreds of thousands came. She also urged the UK to follow her example. But far from backing away from the policy in light of the Paris attack, she has instead hit...
  • Migrant crisis pushing Germany towards ‘anarchy and civil war’

    11/03/2015 10:23:23 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 90 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 3 Nov, 2015 15:10
    Germany now is somewhere at the edge of anarchy and sliding towards civil war, or to become a "banana republic without any government," says Hansjoerg Mueller of the Alternative for Germany party. Bavarian official Peter Dreier called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to tell her personally that if Germany welcomes a million refugees, his town of Landshut will only take in around 1,800. Any extra will be put on buses and sent to her Chancellery in Berlin. RT: He says he's going to send them to Berlin, but does he have the power? Hansjoerg Mueller: The person who wants to send...
  • Merkel: We must hit climate target to avoid refugee waves

    11/03/2015 5:20:01 AM PST · by McGruff · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2015
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must do everything it can to meet an international goal to fight global warming, arguing that failing to do so could set off large new waves of refugees. Merkel said in a speech Tuesday "if we don't manage this, that could be a reason for many, many refugee movements" around the world.
  • The Decline of Modern Germany

    10/29/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Germany's political stability and economic sway have until recently earned Chancellor Angela Merkel unprecedented global influence and power. Postwar Germany has become the financial powerhouse of Europe and a model nation. Give credit to German hard work and competency for the country's continuing economic miracle. Less appreciated is how Germany also brilliantly exploited the lucrative in-house trade framework of the European Union market -- along with nearly seven decades of subsidized defense from an American-led NATO. The result is that Germany alone now determines the fiscal future of the nearly insolvent southern European Union nations on the Mediterranean. Germany was...
  • Greenfield: The Death of Europe

    10/25/2015 11:50:11 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, October 23, 2015 The Death of Europe Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog European leaders talk about two things these days; preserving European values by taking in Muslim migrants and integrating Muslim migrants into Europe by getting them to adopt European values. It does not occur to them that their plan to save European values depends on killing European values. The same European values that require Sweden, a country of less than 10 million, to take in 180,000 Muslim migrants in one year also expects the new Swedes to celebrate tolerance, feminism and gay marriage. Instead...
  • Merkel's Muslim Madness

    10/25/2015 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Merkel's Muslim Madness Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that refusing to take in Muslim migrants is a danger for Europe. Merkel as usual had it backward. Its her program of taking in Muslim migrants that represents the gravest threat to the freedom and future of Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. Merkel may have already doomed Germany. The Bild newspaper published a leaked secret government document estimating that the number of migrants invading Europe this year might reach 1.5 million. And that bad news gets...
  • Islamic Gangs Plundering Churches, Schools and Raping Women & Children Media Attempts Coverup

    10/25/2015 5:52:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10/24/2015 | Tim Brown
    The home of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation is now being overrun with an invading force of the followers of Muhammad. Germany has opened the floodgates of the antichrist following Muslims and now they are seeing the devastating consequences, but Germany seeks to coverup the crimes of the religion of pieces. WND reports: Islamic gangs in Germany have broken into schools and churches and plundered collection boxes, crosses and other valuable and sacred objects used in church services, according to prosecutors. From the schools, the men stole laptops, money and a cash card, which they used to finance ISIS...
  • Merkels Muslim Madness

    10/21/2015 7:45:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hitler, Stalin both nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize: Merkel has done more damage to Germany and Europe than any leader since these two worthy gentlemen before her had German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that refusing to take in Muslim migrants is a danger for Europe. Merkel as usual had it backward. Its her program of taking in Muslim migrants that represents the gravest threat to the freedom and future of Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. Merkel may have already doomed Germany. The Bild newspaper published a leaked secret government document estimating that the number of migrants...
  • (Video) Cameron Commits to Turkey EU Membership

    10/20/2015 3:08:57 PM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 19 Oct 2015 | BBC video
    Cameron Commits to Turkey EU Membership 0:23European Council Statement MPs are putting questionstothe Prime Minister on his statement on the recent meeting of the European Council BBC Parliament 19 Oct House of Commons Transcript: Kenneth Clarke, Conservative, Rushcliffe: "the Prime Minister will recall for over 20 years, successive British governments have quite easily supported the eventual aim of Turkey becoming a full member of the European Union. Would he confirm that that remains the policy of the present government? Cameron: I can confirm to my friend at the British government's policy hasn't changed and he's actually right when he...
  • Business Insider: Far Right Nationalist Parties Massive Gains In Europe

    10/19/2015 1:00:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Breitbart News
    European nationalist parties are enjoying a worrying surge of support on the back of the continents migrant crisis, a development that has been largely overlooked. The rise of far-right parties in Europe like the Front National in France or Golden Dawn in Greece has been a major story over the last few years, but recent developments have received much less attention even though their gains have been more dramatic.
  • Blackmail? Germany Considers Bailout "Concessions" If Greece Keeps More Refugees

    10/16/2015 9:06:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The European Commission will release 2 billion to Greece in the coming days to help the country manage the current migration crisis, a top Commission source told MNI Friday, but as German daily Wirtschaftswoche reports, the German Government is considering 'helping' Greece more financially but only if Athens is more involved in the refugee crisis. The European Commission will release 2 billion to Greece in the coming days to help the country manage the current migration crisis and the upgrade its public administration system, a top Commission source told MNI Friday.The 2 billion will be the first disbursement...
  • As winter looms, Germany struggles to find homes for refugees

    10/18/2015 4:37:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2015
    t a sprawling camp in the German town of Celle, refugees wearing thick sweaters sit around a heater smoking cigarettes as rain beats down on the cramped white tent that has become their home. Some of them are ill and worried it will snow. "The weather is so cold that I can't even leave the tent," said Taher, a 25-year-old Syrian farmer. Sitting on his camp bed surrounded by wet washing that hangs limply from tent poles, he reaches for a box of cough medicine. With the approach of winter, authorities are scrambling to find warm places to stay for...
  • German intelligence warns of far-right mobilizing against refugees

    09/27/2015 9:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Turkey's Daily Sabah ^ | September 27, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned Sunday of a radicalization of right-wing groups amid a record influx of refugees, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns on the weekend. "What we're seeing in connection with the refugee crisis is a mobilization on the street of right-wing extremists, but also of some left-wing extremists" who oppose them, said Hans-Georg Maassen on Deutschlandfunk public radio. He added that for the past few years his service had witnessed a "radicalization" and "a greater willingness to use violence" by all extremist groups, including the far right and the anti-fascist far left. Maassen spoke as...
  • Turkey gets EU concessions in return for refugee help {Will get EU membership}

    10/19/2015 9:05:18 AM PDT · by drpix · 19 replies
    politico.eu ^ | 10/19/15 | Matthew Karnitschnig
    Angela Merkel agreed at a meeting with Turkish leaders to help jumpstart Ankara’s EU membership talks and relax visa requirements in exchange for a pledge to slow the flow of refugees into Europe. The German leader, under intense pressure at home to reduce the number of refugees heading for Germany, held separate meetings in Istanbul on Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to win their support. The outcome amounted to a bold quid pro quo that underscored the pressure she faces to resolve the crisis quickly. “We had a very intensive and broad discussion,”...
  • Greek Lawmakers Clear Way for $2.3 Billion in Bailout Funds

    10/19/2015 1:43:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | Friday, October 16, 2015 | Niki Kitsantonis
    The legislation covers some of the economic changes sought by the country's international creditors, which include raising the retirement age, cutting pensions, liberalizing the energy market, opening up cosseted professions, expanding a property tax that Greeks already revile, and pushing forward a stalled program to privatize state assets... Greece is also eager for the debt relief that the country's creditors have promised to consider... In the coming weeks, Greek lawmakers must endorse a second set of measures, including highly contentious plans to increase taxes for farmers and a broader overhaul of the Greek pension system, in exchange for an additional...

    10/18/2015 5:18:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Women havent dared in months to go out alone on their bicycles. These Muslim migrants already seem to be fitting into Europe. Just imagine a million more of them. ... the invasion of Europe. When you dare to take a look at the border town of Nickelsdorf, population 1,600, you will literally be blown away: uncontrolled, illegal migrants wherever you look, and an orgy of garbage and feces of unparalleled dimensions. ... It's not that they're poor. It's that they're medieval savages with no notion of hygiene or respect for the property of others. As early as arriving at the...
  • Turkey rejects offer of EU membership in exchange for halting refugee influx

    10/16/2015 7:05:55 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Matthew Holehouse
    Turkey has brushed off the offer of EU membership in exchange for halting the refugee influx as bribery, hours after European leaders sought to buy the countrys co-operation at a price of 2 billion. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man Europe hopes can hold back a vast new wave of migrants, ridiculed an offer of visas, cash and a fresh chapter of accession talks drawn up by European leaders last night. If Brussels wants his co-operation, nothing less than full EU membership will do, the president said, adding that the offer did not appear to be sincere. The West and Europe's...
  • Turkey pours cold water on EU migrant plan

    10/17/2015 1:26:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 16 October 2015
    The EUs much-hyped deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants looked shaky on Friday after Ankara said Brussels had offered too little money and mocked Europes efforts to tackle the refugee crisis. Just hours after the European Union announced the accord with great fanfare at a leaders summit, Ankara said the plan to cope with a crisis that has seen some 600,000 mostly Syrian migrants enter the EU this year was just a draft. Cracks in the deal emerged as Bulgarias president apologised after an Afghan refugee was shot dead crossing the border from Turkey. In the latest...
  • German MPs 'drawing up plans' to close borders in challenge to Merkel's refugee policy

    10/19/2015 2:39:44 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/09/2015 | Justin Huggler
    German MPs have reportedly drawn up plans to close the countrys borders in a direct challenge to Angela Merkels refugee policy. The move is the latest threat to the Schengen Agreement on border-free travel in continental Europe. A group of 188 MPs including many from Mrs Merkels own Christian Democrat party have prepared laws to fence off sections of the border. They say they will put them forward if Mrs Merkel does not come up with a solution to the refugee crisis within weeks. We must stop the flow of refugees. Considering a border fence should not be a taboo,...
  • German mayoral candidate wounded in knife attack

    10/17/2015 11:01:56 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    AP ^ | October 17th, 2015 | By GEIR MOULSON
    BERLIN (AP) A leading candidate to be mayor of Cologne was stabbed and seriously wounded Saturday by a man who claimed anti-foreigner motives, an attack that Germany's interior minister said underlined growing concerns over hatred and violence in the refugee crisis. Henriette Reker was stabbed in the neck at a campaign stand set up by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats at a market. Her condition was stable, police chief Wolfgang Albers said. Reker is an independent candidate in Sunday's election for the new mayor of Germany's fourth-biggest city, but is backed by Merkel's conservatives and two other parties. The...
  • Must Watch: Whistleblower Doctor Explains Horrific reality Dealing with Muslims in Germany

    10/12/2015 7:19:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/12/2015
    This is unbelievable. A Czech doctor, who works in a German hospital, is so disgusted and overwhelmed with the Muslim migrant invaders that she is threatening to leave the country and go back home to the Czech Republic. She explains, via an email letter (because the press is forbidden from reporting on this), how horrific the conditions are in these hospitals, with the Muslim invaders bringing diseases they weren’t even prepared to treat. But that’s just part of it. The superior attitudes of these Muslims and their belief that they should get everything for free is wreaking havoc everywhere, from...
  • Trump: German Chancellor Merkel is 'insane'

    10/12/2015 9:36:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    WND.com ^ | 10/12/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Has German Chancellor Angela Merkel lost her mind?Based on her decision to accept upwards of 1 million refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and other jihadist hotbeds, Donald Trump says the German leader is definitely insane.Republican front-runner for Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump Theyre going to have riots in Germany, the GOP presidential hopeful said in an interview Sunday on CBSs Face the Nation. I always thought Merkel was, like, this great leader. What shes done in Germany is insane. Its insane letting in that many people.Ive been watching this migration. And I see the people. I mean, theyre men, theyre mostly...
  • Trump on refugees: They look like prime-time soldiers’

    10/12/2015 7:56:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump says the refugees streaming out of the Middle East are mostly young men who could present a threat to U.S. national security if granted asylum. Ive been watching this migration, and I see these people. I mean, theyre mostly men, and theyre strong men, Trump said on CBSs Face the Nation on Sunday. They look like prime-time soldiers. But where are the women? he asked. You see some women, you see some children. But for the most part, Im looking at these strong men. So you ask two things: number one, why arent they fighting for...
  • Trump:Merkel,"Insane",Predicts German Riots,Says Migrants Look Like Prime Time Soldiers

    10/12/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    German Chancellor Angela Merkels invitation to migrants to come to her country has been described as insane by U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has predicted more violence will follow in the country as a result.

    10/09/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the huge number of Muslim migrants flooding Europe and Germany represent an "opportunity". Here's what that opportunity looks like now. A mass brawl occurred between refugees from Afghanistan and Albania. Some 60 refugees went after one another in the camp in the Wilhelmsburg district on Tuesday evening. Some were armed with iron bars, also witnesses had testified that a refugee had a firearm, a police spokesman said. In Lower Saxony in Braunschweig there was also an altercation between 300 to 400 refugees between Algerians and Syrians from a dispute over stolen goods. In the...
  • Bavaria wants to send refugees back to Austria, Merkel says no

    10/08/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8th, 2015 | by Madeline Chambers
    he German state of Bavaria plans "emergency measures" of its own - including sending refugees back to Austria - to stem the flow of migrants, state premier Horst Seehofer told Bild daily, raising pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over the crisis. With about 10,000 refugees arriving in Germany every day, Bavaria is the main entry point for those fleeing war or poverty in the Middle East and beyond. Seehofer says more than 225,000 refugees have arrived in his southern state in less than five weeks and that authorities are stretched beyond the limit to house and care for them all....
  • Germany faces logistical nightmare as refugee inflows hit record

    10/04/2015 9:47:46 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 8/4/15 | Michelle Martin
    When Hesham fled Syria in early August with his pregnant wife and baby, he was sure all would be well once he got to Germany. Instead the hope has turned to despair after weeks of waiting to be registered at an overcrowded reception center in Berlin. The 26-year-old former chef is one of the hundreds of migrants who crowd around a small screen at the registration office every day, desperately waiting for their number to come up so they can go inside and get a certificate that is the first step in the asylum process. Some climb on top of...
  • Eurotunnel services suspended as migrants storm tunnel

    10/03/2015 6:43:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/15 | Patrick Sawer
    Eurotunnel services were suspended on Saturday after more than 200 migrants broke into its French terminal in a massive and organised assault. Passenger and freight services through the tunnel were halted for several hours while French police struggled to contain the invasion and remove the migrants. Two police officers and four migrants suffered minor injuries during scuffles, local authorities of the Pas-de-Calais region said. Around 100 of the migrants managed to walk as far as 15 kilometres into the Channel Tunnel during the mass break-in before police intervened to stop them getting any further.
  • Angela Merkel caught on hot mic griping to Facebook CEO over anti-immigrant posts

    09/28/2015 4:40:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/28/15 | Javier E. David
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, amid complaints from her government about anti-immigrant posts in the midst of Europe's refugee crisis. On the sidelines of a United Nations luncheon on Saturday, Merkel was caught on a hot mic pressing Zuckerberg about social media posts about the wave of Syrian refugees entering Germany, the publication reported. The Facebook CEO was overheard responding that "we need to do some work" on curtailing anti-immigrant posts about the refugee crisis. "Are you working on this?" Merkel asked in...
  • Poll: Merkel's Popularity Hit by Refugee Crisis

    09/26/2015 6:13:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Sep 2015
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity at home has been hit by her policy of openness towards the wave of migrants coming in from Syria and elsewhere, according to an opinion poll published on Saturday. Merkel's "strong commitment to the refugees has obviously not been met with much backing," the Der Spiegel weekly newspaper said on the poll published within its pages. Germany is expecting up to a million refugees and migrants to enter its borders this year, many encouraged by Merkel's welcoming stance. On Saturday she urged Germans to bring back the spirit of the countrys reunification in 1990 to...
  • Migrant crisis: EU leaders to approve disputed quota plan

    09/23/2015 2:04:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/23/2015 | BBC
    EU leaders meeting in Brussels are set to approve a plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent, despite fierce opposition from some members. Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against the mandatory quota scheme. Wednesday's emergency summit will also focus on tightening EU borders and boosting aid to neighbours of Syria, from where many migrants come...... US President Barack Obama said all European states should accept their "fair share" of asylum seekers, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.... In a rare move for an issue involving national sovereignty, EU interior ministers approved the resettlement scheme on...
  • If Merkel Wants Muslims, Why Doesn't She Send Lufthansa to Pick-Up, Instead of Wrecking All Europe?

    09/21/2015 2:26:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Shouldn't their national flag carrier be doing the job the (rich)Germans are dumping on Hungary, Croatia, et. al.? Or was she just 'posing', makingdisingenuous offers the Islamistswerenever expected to exploit quitelike this... _______________________________________________________ As Ma Merkel and the German left force their Nazi-guilt-driven policy down the rest of Europe's throats, they already have other EU statesopenly fighting each other and sending tanks to their internal EU bordersinattempts to deal with the (75% military-age male) Muslim mobs now invading their lands. As the German (and EU's effective) leader has so recklessly drawn 1000s of people to German cities through...
  • Jordans Queen threatens Europe: Take more refugees or face more extremism

    09/20/2015 9:02:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/19/2015 | Pamela Geller
    <p>Jordans Queen Rania has used a speech in Berlin today to call upon Europe to help more Syrian refugees and not to bolt the door for fear of the unknown.</p> <p>The threat always the threat. Its the Islamic way. Oppose the invasion or face the consequences. There it is. I submit that the consequences of the Muslim invasion of Europe are far greater than the consequences of extremism. Whats the difference?</p>
  • Pro-Migrant Paper Admits There Are Too Many, Benefits Are Too High, And Many Are Civil Warriors

    09/16/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Germany, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has driven the debate on the handling of migrants in recent weeks, but there are signs that domestic tolerance is becoming stretched. At the same time some local governments are looking at measures which risk further anger, such as compulsory rental of private property for migrant housing. When Chancellor Merkel first announced that Germany would open its borders to welcome Syrian migrants, she enjoyed a degree of support from domestic and international media. Even from the outset Merkels move was not without its domestic critics. As Breitbart London previously reported, there were those among...
  • Merkel backtracks on open borders

    09/13/2015 2:12:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | 13 September 2015 | Matthew Karnitschnig
    Germany, overwhelmed by an unprecedented wave of refugees, reintroduced controls along its border with Austria, in a desperate attempt to defuse a crisis that is testing the limits of European solidarity. The surprise move, announced late Sunday afternoon by Interior Minister Thomas de Mazire, marks a significant escalation of the crisis. Berlin has effectively suspended the EUs open borders treaty, which many view as the embodiment of European integration. Germany has shown a willingness to help, but this must not be overstretched, de Mazire said in a statement to the press, adding that the decision was made in consultation with...
  • Merkels grandstanding on Syrian refugees will lead to many more deaths at sea

    09/13/2015 12:00:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 09/13/2015 | James Forsyth
    Of all the irresponsible decisions taken in recent years by European politicians, few will cause as much human misery as Angela Merkels plan to welcome Syrian refugees to Germany. Hailed as enlightened moral leadership, it is in fact the result of panic and muddled thinking. Her pronouncements will lure thousands more into the hands of unscrupulous people-traffickers. Her insistence that the rest of the continent should share the burden will add political instability to the mix. Merkel has made a dire situation worse. On Tuesday last week, Germany declared that any Syrian who reaches the country can claim asylum there....
  • Hit by new wave of refugees, Germany warns EU partners

    09/07/2015 6:03:40 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sep 7, 2015 | Paul Carrel and Georgina Prodhan
    Struggling to cope with a record influx of asylum seekers, Germany told its European partners on Monday they must take in more refugees too, saying the burden could not fall on just a few countries. Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking after a weekend in which some 20,000 migrants made their way to Germany from Hungary by train, bus and on foot, described the events of the past days as "breathtaking" and tried to reassure German citizens that the crisis was manageable.
  • Alarmed report details Sexual Lefts agenda to defeat surging European family movement

    09/03/2015 12:15:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Gabriele Kuby
    September 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The world-wide operating Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the intellectual activist centre of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) which presently governs Germany in a coalition with the Christian Democratic Party under Chancellor Angela Merkel. As their publications and conferences reflect, the FES pushes for same-sex “marriage,“ reproductive rights, biotechnology, sexual diversity, gender equality, and sexual education. It also publishes reports with the intention of “naming and shaming” individuals, organizations, parties, and networks which work on behalf of life and the family. The FES’s latest publication takes an international approach, describing anti-gender activists and actions in France, Germany, Hungary, Poland,...
  • Merkel Disappointed by Irans Attitude Towards Israel

    09/01/2015 6:58:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/1/2015, 6:45 AM | Ben Ariel
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that her country would welcome Irans participation in negotiations aimed at ending the civil war in Syria, but also criticized the Islamic Republic for its comments against Israel. [] Previously, most Western powers were reluctant to see Iran have any role in diplomacy over the Syrian crisis, as Tehran is the strongest supporter of President Bashar Al-Assad and has provided him with financial and military support. At the same time, Merkel added that Irans opposition to Israel needed to change. It is not acceptable how Iran continues to talk about Israel, she said,...
  • Germany divided on Merkel's 'open door' policy with migrants

    In order for the refugee burden to be shared evenly throughout the EU, Merkel supports the imposition of mandatory quotas to ensure that each member state is admitting its fair share of migrants. However, attempts to adopt this as EU policy have met stiff resistance among the more pragmatic European leaders. ... The final destination is Germany for many of these men, women and children. Official forecasts from Berlin have at least 800,000 asylum seekers arriving this year alone, causing much concern among Germans worried about their countrys ability to digest that many new arrivals. Domestic opposition to Merkels migration...
  • Merkel says migrants bigger challenge for EU than debt crisis

    08/18/2015 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Business Standard ^ | 17 August 2015
    Chancellor Angela Merkel today condemned a surge in German attacks on refugee shelters and warned that the issue of asylum could become a bigger challenge for the European Union than the Greek debt crisis. Asked about more than 200 arson attacks against homes for asylum-seekers seen in Germany this year as the country faces a record influx of refugees, Merkel said: "That is unworthy of our country." Merkel warned that waves of refugees would "preoccupy Europe much, much more than the issue of Greece and the stability of the euro". "The issue of asylum could be the next major European...
  • Berlin conservatives say no to gay marriage

    07/24/2015 7:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jul 2015 17:14 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Members of the Berlin faction of Chancellor Angela Merkels conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) voted against gay marriage in a poll on Friday, denting hopes the Chancellors staunch opposition could be swayed. The Berlin faction of the CDU announced on Friday that 45 percent of its members voted against gay marriage while 35 percent voted in support in a survey, newspaper Tagesspiegel reported. [] The recent passage of same-sex marriage in Ireland and a US Supreme Court decision in favour of gay marriage has put more pressure on Merkel and her conservative Union (CDU and Christian Social Union parties), who...
  • Girl bursts into tears after Angela Merkel explains to her exactly why she must be deported

    07/16/2015 10:17:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/15 | Lydia Willgress
    Full title: 'You can't all come': Palestinian immigrant girl bursts into tears after 'heartless' German leader Angela Merkel explains personally to her on TV exactly why she must be deported The German Chancellor has been criticised for telling a Palestinian girl that her family might be deported because: 'You can't all come.' Angela Merkel made the comments during a discussion with a group of schoolchildren at an event about 'living in Germany'. The girl, known as Reem, surprised Merkel when she revealed her family had been waiting for four years to receive permanent residency. She added that they could be...
  • Germanys Power Polarizes Europe

    07/06/2015 9:59:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Anton Troianovski
    [W]ith the no vote in Sundays Greek referendum on bailout terms posing the biggest challenge yet to decades of European integration, risks to the European project resulting from Germanys rise as the Continents most powerful country are becoming clear. On Friday, Spanish antiausterity leader Pablo Iglesias urged his countrymen: We dont want to be a German colony. On Sunday, after Greeces result became clear, Italian populist Beppe Grillo said, Now Merkel and bankers will have food for thought. On Monday, Ms. Merkel flew to Paris for crisis talks amid signs the French government was resisting Berlins hard line on Greece....
  • Angela Merkel Faces Monumental Test of Leadership After Greek Vot

    07/06/2015 12:17:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 6, 2015 | ALISON SMALE and ANDREW HIGGINS
    As chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel leads a nation that prizes fiscal rectitude and adherence to the rules, and, after pledging tens of billions in bailout programs for five years, has expressed scant sympathy for Greeces demand for more financial help. As de facto leader of Europe, Ms. Merkel faces a very different set of responsibilities, starting with maintaining European unity in general and holding the euro together in particular.
  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras learning EUs No. 1 rule: Dont mess with Angela Merkel

    07/03/2015 6:12:43 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 9 replies
    Financial Post [Canada] / Bloomberg ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015 | Matthew Campbell
    ... The German chancellors disapproval helped end the political careers of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and Greek leader George Papandreou. After burning through whatever goodwill he had with Merkels lawmakers and the German public, the current Greek premier could be next.... We are watching the end of the political career of Alexis Tsipras, Jacob Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at Peterson Institute in Washington, said in a Bloomberg Radio interview. Mr. Tsipras can continue his career on T-shirts for students, replacing Che Guevara.... Refusing to play ball with Germany didnt turn out well for Berlusconi, whose premiership had survived...
  • Merkel summons US envoy over spy claims

    07/02/2015 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 02 Jul 2015 16:20 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Chancellor Angela Merkels office Thursday asked the US ambassador to discuss new allegations about NSA spying, a German government source said. We confirm that US ambassador [John] Emerson was invited to the chancellery to talk, the German government source told AFP, after the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily said Merkels chief of staff Peter Altmaier had asked for the meeting. On Wednesday Sddeutsche Zeitung reported that new documents released by WikiLeaks show that the United States did not just tap German Chancellor Angela Merkels phone but also eavesdropped on several ministers.
  • Hollande and Merkel deliver blow to Cameron (EUSSR in action)

    05/26/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 May 2015 09:34 GMT+02:00 | Ben McPartland
    Germany and France have agreed to forge closer Eurozone ties without reopening the blocs treaties, a report in France has claimed. The move is seemingly designed to undermine UK Prime Minister David Camerons attempts to renegotiate his countrys ties to the EU. Frances Le Monde newspaper revealed this week that French President Franois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to forge a tighter political union among those countries in the single currency. [] It comes as the UK Prime Minister is due in Paris and Berlin later this week as part of his charm offensive to convince the...