"When the history is written of this period of the great European Migration, these numbers will be a focal point of study as they directly correlate to Mrs Merkel's clarion call welcoming migrants into Germany over the summer. In fact, her statements were interpreted as a call to action by economic migrants and refugees alike across the Mid-East and north Africa to up sticks and make the trek towards the EU and German cities. The truth is that many migrants left safe environments in refugee camps in Turkey or Jordan or poorer African economies like Nigeria. Not comfortable by any means but certainly not life threatening. What’s more, now that migrants have found safer land routes to the EU through Turkey, the numbers trying to reach the EU will not be diminished much by the winter weather.
“Germany’s citizens are beginning to realise that their strong leader has made a colossal historic mistake. The migrants that Germany has received will not solve national labour shortages, 40% of them have no vocational training and almost all have no knowledge of the German language. Cultural differences mean that increasingly German communities live in fear of what changes this massive influx of outsiders will demand of them and changes to their way of life.
“Meanwhile the rest of the EU can now see what lies ahead when Mrs Merkel is pressing for closer economic and political union. Like the outcome so far of the Greek finance crisis, what Germany demands, Germany gets. The Greeks get even more economic austerity despite the democratic mandates of successive Greek governments to stop it, and other member states get migrants that Germany has welcomed and processed foisted upon them against their will as apart of Mrs Merkel’s quota system. This is the place that Mrs Merkel will have in this episode in EU history.”
Steven’s comments based on this Reuters report: