Tuesday, August 30, 2016
It is UNACCEPTABLE’ Merkel sends warning to EU states opposing migrant quotas
Ms Merkel blasted Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, who have all been ardent critics of her open-door migrant policy and the EU’s attempt to force countries to accept migrants, in an explosive interview this weekend.
Despite EU leaders repeatedly expressing security concerns, Ms Merkel said countries had no choice but to open their doors to a set number of migrants every year, and to oppose the plan was "unacceptable".
She said: “That’s not right at all that some countries say: ‘generally speaking, we don’t want to have Muslims in our countries.’”
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has opposed the system ferociously, saying his country did not need to accept “a single migrant”.
He said: “Every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk.”
Despite this, and despite the fact a recent poll revealed 58 per cent of Germans now believe “there will be more terror attacks in Germany”, Ms Merkel has not changed her open-door policy.
Dismissing claims the country would not be able to cope with a reported 300,000 more migrants arriving in Germany this year, she said: “We are at a completely different position since last year.”
Ms Merkel also risked stoking tensions in her country by warning the German-Turkish population they must show “loyalty”.
Credit to express.co.uk