Most other European countries have (no surprise!) not stepped up.
When you look at this article in Deutsche Welle see if you think it looks like it is purposefully deceptive to German readers.
So, just say they divvy up 40,000 (already in the pipeline) so-called asylum seekers right now, yet they readily admit that 80,000 more have arrived just this year. Who gets the additional tens of thousands?
And, btw, Germany has been saying they will take in 35,000 Syrians (to great cheers from the UN and the human rights industrial complex). Is that number in addition to this latest promise to take 12,000 boat people this year?
Furthermore, what is going to stop another 80,000 from arriving next year? Will Germany take 12,000 of those?
Unless they stop the boats as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told them here in April, Europe is finished!
Germany and France have voluntarily agreed to take in some 21,000 asylum-seekers to help the EU deal with the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Other European countries have failed to reach an agreement in Luxembourg.
Despite commitments from Germany and France, the ministerial meeting held in Luxembourg on Thursday was unsuccessful in reaching the overall 40,000 target.
German Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere and his French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve announced at the summit that Germany would accept 12,100 whereas France would take 9,100 refugees.
People fleeing war and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East are seeking refuge in European countries, with most of the people turning up on the shores of Italy and Greece or being rescued at sea. Some 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers are currently camped in Italy and Greece, whereas another 20,000 are outside the EU.
Some 80,000 migrants have arrived in Italy since the start of the year.
The European Commission had pushed for a mandatory quota system to divide migrants among EU states, but many European leaders rejected the proposal.
Germans who want to see Germany survive better start asking for some clarification of the numbers!
And, wouldn’t it be ironic if Poland, which has refused so far to take any ‘refugees,’ survives and Germany doesn’t.
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