It was recently reported that to clean up the mess created by Muslim migrants will cost Germany and EU taxpayers $46 billion to clean up. New laws have been introduced in order to cope with the migrant crisis, and $2.16 billion will be spent to help Muslim migrants integrate.
Germany has been brutalized by Muslim migrants: epidemic sex assaults, attacks on churches, and a massive crime surge; but apparently all that is not enough domestic trouble to make Merkel reconsider her policies. She has now:
kicked off a foreign aid splurge which could see Germany overtake Britain as the world’s second highest spender at the same time as shelling out billions on housing newly arrived migrants.
“Stubborn Angela Merkel to spend BILLIONS on foreign aid despite facing £70bn migrant bill”, by Nick Gutterridge, UK Express,February 8, 2017:
The under-fire Chancellor has signalled her intention to increase international aid spending to record levels even as the cost of her refugee policies spirals to a staggering £70 billion.
German spending on overseas payments skyrocketed to 19.4 billion US dollars in 2016 according to estimates by the SEEK Development think tank – an astonishing 40 per cent hike in just two years.
And the budget for Berlin’s aid ministry, the BMZ, has also ballooned by a bank-busting 15 per cent to 8.5 billion euros for this year, up from 7.4 billion in 2016.
The eye-popping spending increases come in part because Mrs Merkel is refusing to offset the rising cost of housing refugees as part of her international aid budget like other countries do.
Germany is currently the third largest global contributor of international aid behind only Britain and the US, but it is on course to pass the UK within the next couple of years.
Berlin has already pledged to contribute an additional 8.3 billion euros to its foreign aid pot by 2019, whilst Britain’s yearly contributions are set to remain roughly stable at around £14bn a year.
However, critics will say she is taking a massive political risk at a time of growing frustration over the impact of her open door migration policy amongst ordinary German voters.
The beleaguered Chancellor has recently slumped behind socialist rival Martin Schulz in the polls, and she is also facing stiff opposition from the anti-immigrant Alternative fur Deutschland.
And she is now facing a frantic fight for her political future, with people’s anger about high levels of immigration threatening to make her just another establishment figure to be toppled.
The German government sees international aid as an opportunity to increase its influence on the world stage, especially at a time when the US is becoming more insular under Donald Trump.
A similar argument was made by David Cameron to justify his lavish commitments to foreign spending, but critics have long argued that much of the money is wasted on pointless schemes…..