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Germany Changes Asylum Laws To Cope With The Massive Influx Of Migrants

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“Not all the problems in Germany to solve”




September 30,2015

The refugee crisis “will change our policy seriously and again set new priorities,” Chancellor Merkel said at an award ceremony at the chancellery. Merkel stressed that above all, the causes of flight must be combated.

For Chancellor Angela Merkel the award of the prize winners of was “Youth in Science” event in order to contact with the subject flight and asylum to the young people: “Today is a great deal to global developments, such as climate change, resource scarcity and population growth That is,. more and more countries are also facing the same challenges. We are learning slowly but surely, to think globally. ”

For Germany, the Chancellor sees a main task in fighting the causes of flight: “Because we can not solve all the problems in Germany, but we have to work even more intensively on the spot in the crisis areas and make more money available.”

The number of refugees worldwide is at the moment higher than ever since the Second World War. “Every age has its own challenges,” Merkel said.

September “record month”

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has expressed about the increasing number of refugees in Germany: “We had in the last four days 8,000, 9,000, 10,000 every day”. September become a “record month,” said de Maizière, after the Cabinet had approved a package of laws on amendments to the asylum law (September 29).

However, reliable figures can be known only after the end of the month the minister because there are currently uncertainties in determining the order. The background is that a significant proportion of the refugees are withdrawing the registration or go despite registration to other places, this would lead to double reporting, de Maiziere said.

The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday (29 September) adopted numerous changes in asylum law in order to cope with the refugee situation in Germany. The legislative package provides, inter alia, to speed up asylum procedures and to return rejected asylum seekers faster.

Implement EU law nationally

To bring the soaring numbers under control, hit de Maizière ago in an interview with RBB Info Radio (September 30th) to introduce similar testing as in the existing airport procedures.

“We have to implement two EU directives, a so-called Reception Conditions Directive and the Asylum Procedures Directive.” In one of those directives, the National States would be authorized to land border procedures. “We know that from the airport procedures, because you can hold someone at the airport, consider whether the application for asylum and return manifestly unfounded”, de Maizière said.

Ministry of Education invested in integration

Even Federal Education Minister Johanna Wanka is committed to tackling the refugee crisis: with targeted measures the integration of refugees is to be taken forward.

For this purpose in the next few years around 130 million euros will be additionally invested Wanka said at a press conference (30 September). Central investment objectives are: the acquisition of the German language, the recognition of skills and capacities as well as the integration into training and work.


[photo credits: “A line of Syrian refugees crossing the border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany. Hungary, Central Europe, 6 September 2015” by Mstyslav Chernov – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons –,_Central_Europe,_6_September_2015.jpg#/media/File:A_line_of_Syrian_refugees_crossing_the_border_of_Hungary_and_Austria_on_their_way_to_Germany._Hungary,_Central_Europe,_6_September_2015.jpg]



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