German Chancellor Angela Merkel has now confirmed her coalition and is set to be in power in Germany for the next 4 years. She is looking to reinvigorate the EU due to Brexit. As such she has spelled out a highly controversial six-point plan this week which includes a common asylum system across the whole of Europe. This policy would see the veto on Immigration policy held by nation states removed subjecting all 27 states to the will of Germany and the EU.
Merkel has said that she wants to continue to build closer ties with Turkey and allow potentially tens of millions of Turks to live and work freely across the EU. Merkel said on this: “I know that the EU-Turkey agreement has many opponents. But I will defend it.” She reaffirmed her commitment to the EU programme that gives Turkey billions in order to process 'refugees' there before allowing them into Europe.
Merkel refuses to acknowledge that the decision to allow millions of undocumented migrants was a mistake but has finally admitted that ISIS and other terror organisations used this in order to smuggle in Jihadis: “We need such control because we have had to experience that among so many peaceful and irreproachable refugees there were also Islamist terrorists.”
Controversially she has also announced significant funding for programmes to integrate Immigrant families into Germany and this has caused widespread consternation within her own party who feel that these millions could be better spent on other projects.