The German Chancellor speaks out and ends the German blockade against a crisis mechanism, the most important of the new European asylum laws.
Brussels. The migration crisis is a top priority – also in Berlin. On Wednesday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz of the SPD spoke out, according to consistent reports in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” and the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, and declared to his green coalition partners at the government meeting that Germany was committed to a European agreement on the reform of the asylum and migration system won’t stand in the way. It was stuck until the end because the Greens had opposed the so-called “Ordinance for crisis situations and force majeure situations in the area of migration and asylum”. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock argued that this would weaken the protection of asylum seekers too much. Without Germany’s consent, however, it is impossible for the 27 member states to agree on a common position on the issue of this crisis mechanism. That is why the European Parliament declared last week that it did not want to negotiate two further parts of the asylum and migration package until the 27 governments had pulled themselves together.
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