Relax. What could possibly go wrong? Only greasy Islamophobes are showing the slightest concern about this. Everyone else knows that we are all marching confidently into the glorious multicultural future, a future that belongs to us.
“German Government Predicts Another Million Migrants in 2016,” Sputnik News, January 10, 2016:
At an EU meeting Germany’s Interior Ministry predicted that one million migrants will pass through Turkey to Europe in 2016, reported Der Spiegel.The German government has predicted that one million more migrants and refugees will try to pass through Turkey to reach Europe in 2016, and just one fifth of those will end up remaining in Turkey, according to German magazine Der Spiegel.
“The Federal Interior Ministry believes it possible that one million refugees will try to pass through Turkey on their way to Europe. Turkey will be able to stop and accommodate 200,000 of them at best,” reported Spiegel on Saturday.
“These figures were presented by the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Interior Ministry Ole Schroder at a meeting in Brussels with colleagues from Sweden and Denmark, as well as the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos.”
Schroder also roundly criticized the EU Commission for its handling of the crisis, according to Spiegel.
“The measures aren’t working, the numbers haven’t fallen, currently 4,000 people are coming daily from Turkey to Greece,” the politician, a member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, told the meeting.
Spiegel reported that Commission officials stressed the importance of drastically reducing the number of migrants and refugees entering Europe by the middle of this year. Though the number of people arriving in Greece has according to some reports recently fallen, officials attributed this to bad weather rather than the beginning of a longer-term tendency.
On Wednesday German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced the country’s migration figures for the last year. In 2015, 1.1 million migrants and refugees registered in Germany, the largest influx of people since the country began keeping records of registration in 1950. Of those arrivals, 476,649 have so far made formal applications for asylum in Germany
Around 40 percent of the newcomers, 428,500, were from Syria. Around 11 percent, 150,000 were from Afghanistan. Another 11 percent were from Iraq, and the fourth and fifth largest groups of migrants into Germany were Albanians and Kosovans respectively….