Germany: Migration Deal Keeps Merkel in Power, For Now

Germany: Migration Deal Keeps Merkel in Power, For Now

by Soeren Kern • July 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

"No country in the world can take in refugees indefinitely. Successful integration can only succeed with a limitation of immigration. This is the core message of the coalition agreement…." — Introduction to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s 63-point "Migration Masterplan," leaked to the public on July 2, 2018. "There is a pattern to European Union summits about subjects on which governments cannot agree. First, leaders stay up all night to signal their commitment. Second, they issue a statement sufficiently vague and contradictory to allow everyone to declare victory. Third, officials charged with implementing the agreement argue endlessly over how to interpret it…." — The Economist.