Migration crisis of 2015: the historic act of Angela Merkel rewarded in Geneva

“Wir schaffen das.” (We can do it.) Three words that will stick to the image of Angela Merkel for posterity. In 2015, in the midst of a migration crisis during which more than a million refugees are fleeing the horrors of the war in Syria, the German Chancellor takes a decision that will surprise the world and the European Union. She estimates that Germany is quite capable of taking in more than a million refugees, above all Syrians, while the other EU countries, except Sweden, barricade themselves behind all sorts of excuses to limit their as possible the number.

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