For the last several weeks German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has been under severe pressure to change her country’s policy on migration.
Since 2015 Germany has taken in more than one million refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa. And, although the numbers now entering the country have dropped sharply, Merkel has been forced into a deal on how to handle future migrant arrivals.
But, will the deal hold? And, will her government survive?
CGTN’s Guy Henderson reports.
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- Paul Hockenos is an author, journalist and contributes to Foreign Policy Magazine.
- Roland Tichy is the editor-in-chief of the conservative publication Tichy’s Einblick.
- Remi Piet is a research fellow at Florida International University.
- Edmund Ghareeb is an internationally recognized expert on the Middle East.
The clash between Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and her interior minister swelled into a full-blown political crisis late Sunday https://t.co/YI0COuhMzZ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 2, 2018
Spain, Greece and Germany struck a trilateral migration deal of “reciprocal cooperation” https://t.co/RPwnrMU47R
— POLITICO Europe (@POLITICOEurope) June 30, 2018
The country is preparing to protect its southern border after Germany announced it would take national measures to combat migrant flows https://t.co/IoPoZvckQ8
— The Times of London (@thetimes) July 3, 2018