‘Biggest refugee inflow still ahead:’ 10 million could come to Europe – German minister

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The recent migrant influx to Europe is just a prologue to what could be in store in the coming years, as the number of new arrivals could amount to eight to ten million people, German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Muller has warned.

So far, Europe has witnessed only the beginning of the refugee and migrant tide, as “only ten percent of refugee wave coming from Syria and Iraq have reached” Europe, with even more people expected to arrive from Africa, Muller said in an interview to the German Bild am Sonntag.

“The biggest refugee inflow is still ahead: African population will double in the next decades with the population of… Egypt reaching 100 million and Nigeria’s population reaching 400 million,” Muller told the daily on Sunday.

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The minister also stressed that the process of refugee inflow is largely irreversible as “in our digital era, with internet and mobile phones, everyone is well aware about our [European] wealth and lifestyle,” adding that the world needs “an absolutely new pattern of international cooperation.”

“We cannot just build fences around Germany and Europe. When people suffer, they will come,” Muller said, adding that “it does not matter what we decide here [in Europe]. These people [refugees] will not ask us, if they may come.”

In the interview, the minister outlined a “Marshall Plan” costing €10 billion that envisages the creation of an “all-European reconstruction fund” to finance the rebuilding of settlements in war-torn Syria and Iraq. He stressed that states that do not accept refugees should more actively participate in this project and should not try to avoid paying their share.

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At the same time, the minister asserted that Europe should invest in education, integration, and the future of the refugees that have already reached Europe. He also said the first priority was to reduce the inflow of refugees into Europe, as “from eight to ten million people are on their way [to Europe].”

Muller also warned that Turkey has reached its maximum capacity to accept refugees and requires help, urging “the EU-states to fulfill their promise” as the pledged “aid amounting to € 3 billion is still not available.”

The European Commission has lost authority because of the refugee crisis, the minister noted.

“The protection of external borders is not working. Schengen has collapsed. A fair distribution of refugees has not taken place,” he said.

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Commenting on the cap on the number of refugees demanded by Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer, the minister said that the country “needs a reduction because, “if [Germany] receives another million [of refugees] like last year, it will not be able to successfully integrate them.”

Muller’s statements concerning the potential number of new arrivals to Europe partly reiterated the comments of Heinz Buschkowsky, a German MP from the Social Democratic Party, who also predicted that the total number of refugees and migrants coming to Germany by 2020 could reach up to 10 million.

On Saturday, the German Interior Ministry said that it expects another million refugees to enter Europe from Turkey, adding that Turkey will be able to host only about one fifth of them.

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This prognosis was made by the German Parliamentary State Secretary for the Interior Ministry, Ole Schroeder, during a meeting with his counterparts from Sweden and Denmark, as well as EU Commissar for Migration, Der Spiegel reports.

In his speech, Schroeder also criticized the European Commission, saying that “the measures [implemented by the Commission] so far have no impact [on the situation] as the numbers of [refugees arriving to Europe] are not decreasing with averagely about 40,00 people coming from Turkey to Greece every day.”

According to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, 1.1 million refugees were registered in Germany in 2015 – 428,500 of them from Syria. The minister also added that the number of refugees coming from Morocco and Algeria has significantly increased recently, as reported by Der Spiegel.

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Germany to make deporting refugees easier

German authorities are going to make it easier to deport criminal foreigners, including asylum seekers, by lifting some of the restrictions impeding the process, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said on Tuesday.

“With this proposal, we are significantly lowering the hurdles for the possible expulsion of foreigners who have committed crimes in Germany,” he told German N24 Channel during a joint address with the Justice Minister Heiko Maas.

The new measure will affect foreigners convicted of specific crimes in Germany, including homicide, bodily harm, sexual assault, violent theft, and serial shoplifting. Youth sentences are also covered by the new measure.

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A sentence of one year can already be a “significant reason” for deportation, while earlier only refugees sentenced to three or more years could be deported, de Maiziere said.

“That’s a hard but right response by the state to those who are seeking protection here, but think they can commit crimes” without consequences for their right to remain in Germany, he added.

At the same time, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said that some measures were necessary to “protect the overwhelming majority of innocent refugees in Germany. They don’t deserve to be lumped together with criminal foreigners,” AP reports.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday during a news briefing that the laws easing the deportation process, which were initiated by the justice and interior ministers, should “come into force as soon as possible.”

The initiative came following a series of sexual assaults that took place on New Year’s Eve in a number of European countries. The largest number of assaults was recorded in Cologne, where 516 criminal cases have been filed with the Cologne Police, who say that these include two cases of rape.

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3 thoughts on “‘Biggest refugee inflow still ahead:’ 10 million could come to Europe – German minister

  1. ‘to what could be in store’ –
    the flow is non-stop – borders = lines drawn on the map only & THEY JUMP THE FENCE WHERE THERE IS ONE – BUT MOSTLY THRE ISN’T ONE – they will also come to Australia in their millions – wait & see.
    Here’s our Former PM Tony Abbott in his conservatively generous leniency – just to show you what an exemplery conservative he is – LENIENCY means – THE FACT OF QUALITY OF BEING MORE MERCIFUL OR TOLERANT THAN EXPECTED / CLEMEMCY – is allowing …. how many thousands to come here to our beloved neck of the woods ?
    While we Australians pay through the nose to keep a few refugees boat people held prisoner for jumping the cue.
    THEY NEED THE GST TO GO UP SO AS TO CLAW BACK SOME OF THIS SQUANDERED MONEY … NO MORE BLOODY FREDDO FROGS FOR OUR KIDDIES MATE.
    Australian media reminded me today thay this is an election year – ha, ha, bloody ha,
    Out you go Our Malcolm, with a nice swift one after you.
    AT THE NEXT FEDERAL ELECTION
    VOTE 1
    BILL SHORTEN
    THE UNDERDOG
    I AM CALLONG FOR A POLICE INVESTIGATION – TO BE FOLLOWED BY A ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE WRECKLESS SPENDING THE CONSECUTIVE LIBERAL GOVERNMENTS IN OFFICE.
    The people of the Middle East & the whole of Africe – what has not been done to them in the name of us stealing their filthy rich oil wealth –
    King Leopold II of Belgium & the Free State of Congo made them filty rich – Germany looted Africa in a mosrt brutal fashion – you know what the problem is – who is there left to loot – they may have dug it all up.

  2. Have you’s noticed how they keep building units & town houses – who for I sak you – these real estate properties are empty 8 will rot away if they are not inhabited / occupied – I bet you that they have factored millions of refugees into the mass development of dwelling – but you know what – theya re too scared to tell us – yet.

  3. WE THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA NEED TO GET THESE GHOULES TO RELEASE INTO AUSTRALIAN LIFE THE REFUGEE BOAT PEOPLE HELD PRISONER OFF SHORE & ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN – BUT IT IS NO GOOD LETTING THE KIDS GO – BECAUSE THEY NEED THEIR PARENTS.
    IT WILL ALSO WIPE A FEW BILLION DOLLARS OF DEBT OFF THE BOOKS.

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