Gerd müller, Minister for economic cooperation and development of Germany, gave this Wednesday interview with leading German newspaper Bild, which said: countries that refuse to host Syrian refugees, needs to compensate for its refusal of contributions to the General Fund.
«A European country that accepts refugees, should at least pay the money to the General Fund and thus help to rebuild Syria. Europe should see in the problem of refugees is common to all countries-EU member States test», – quotes the Minister news Agency TASS.
Mueller also believes it appropriate to create a pan-European humanitarian Agency with a budget of «at least 10 billion euros», the details of the plan he, however, did not disclose.
Recall that the European Commission intends to reallocate in the territory of the EU countries 160 thousand refugees, and to this end imposed quotas on the admission of migrants for all member States of the Alliance. Against this have been put forward by Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the Baltic States.
Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at the Congress of the ruling Christian democratic party in Karlsruhe, Federal land Baden-württemberg, and during his speech promised the party members significantly limit the number of migrants entering Germany. This speech was met with thunderous applause, transformed into an eight-minute standing ovation.
The statement was made amid concerns the German society of the fact that the number of refugees who reached the borders of Germany this year, close to a million.
Merkel was named the U.S. Time magazine «Person of the year -2015» for «an adequate response to the migration crisis». In an accompanying article it was noted that the courage and determination of the Chancellor help to keep Europe open and transparent against the background of economic problems and the migration crisis. However, domestically, Merkel is facing increasingly stiff opposition, dissatisfied with such a warm reception of the crowds of refugees, and its position on the domestic political scene begins to deteriorate.
As previously reported, the German authorities expect that in 2015 the country will arrive about one and a half million migrants, which is almost twice times higher than previously estimated number of 800 thousand refugees. Note that the number of registered refugees who arrived in Germany in 2015, has already exceeded 1 million, the real figure, experts believe, significantly exceeding the official.