With each migrant having an estimated four to eight family members that could be permitted to enter, the total number resettled could ultimately top seven million.
Refugee influx faced by Germany will be almost twice the official estimate, according to leaked government figures
Whatever else changes, human nature does not.
From NRO, by Victor Davis Hanson, March 1, 2012 – The European Union and the United Nations, as well as globalization and advanced technology, were supposed to trump age-old cultural, geographical, and national differences and bring people together.
But for all the high-tech veneer of the 21st century, the world still looks very much as it did during the previous hundred years and well before that.
Germany’s ruling parties are to introduce a resolution in parliament blocking any further boost to the EU’s bail-out machinery, vastly complicating Greece’s rescue package and risking a major clash with the International Monetary Fund.
“European solidarity is not an end in itself and should not be a one-way street. Germany’s engagement has reached it limits,” said the text, drafted by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Free Democrat (FDP) allies.