Category Archives: Angela Merkel

Kristallnacht anniversary: Angela Merkel addresses remembrance service at Berlin synagogue

During her speech at the Rykestrasse synagogue – Germany’s largest – Ms Merkel said the country had “sadly almost become accustomed to the fact that every synagogue, Jewish school, kindergarten, restaurant and cemetery needs to be either guarded by police or given special protection”, the BBC reported.

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Germany Seeks Skilled Migrants

By the middle of 2018, only a quarter of those who arrived during the migrant crisis had found a job and only a fifth were paying into the social welfare system, according to the Institute for Employment Research. Most of those who were employed had low-paying jobs, and many of them were receiving supplementary welfare benefits to make ends meet.

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Germany: Merkel’s government to ease legal non European immigration

In a deal struck yesterday’s night in October the 2nd, Merkel’s party CDU together with their allies from the centre-left SPD and the Bavarians from CSU agreed on relaxing Germany’s legal immigration system to non-European migrants. The new rules will also allow migrants without residency permits who are still awaiting a decision on their asylum statuses to remain in Germany if employed even after coming to the country illegally.

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Weak Merkel fails to defend European values and bows deep to Erdogan in her own country

Last week Erdogan opened a large mosque in Cologne and thousands of his supporters showed up. 10,000 people were expected to counter-protest, but according to police around 2000 showed up. Due to safety concerns the way to the mosque was barred off by police.

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Germany – Anxious To Stave Off AfD, Government Proposes Refugee Community Service

Today, in a grandly staged press briefing for all of the Funke Mediengruppe newspapers and the French newspaper Ouest-France, CDU General Secretary Ms Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a rising star within the party, claimed that many conservative party members support reinstating some form of mandatory community service in order to promote social and national cohesion, in other words, the CDU would like to propose that refugees sign up for a year of community service.

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