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Germany expects up to 1.5 million migrants in 2015

Refugee influx faced by Germany will be almost twice the official estimate, according to leaked government figures

Migrants wait to be registered at a centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin

Migrants wait to be registered at a centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP
From The Telegraph, By Justin Huggler, Berlin, and Matthew Holehouse in Brussels, 10/05/15 BST

Germany is facing an influx of 1.5 million refugees this year, almost twice the official estimate, leaked government figures say as the EU struggles to find a solution to the migrant crisis.

The German authorities expect 920,000 new asylum-seekers to arrive in the country between October and December alone, according to the previously classified figures.

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.

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History Never Quite Ends

Whatever else changes, human nature does not.

Victor Davis Hanson

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.

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German showdown with IMF looms as Bundestag blocks rescue funds

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.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said an increase in the ESM was 'not necessary' since Italian and Spanish bond markets have already recovered Photo: AP

From The Telegraph, By , and Louise Armitstead, 10:25PM GMT 23 Feb 2012 –

Ambrose Evans-Prichard

“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.

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