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Germany's Horst Seehofer warns of 'refugee wave' bigger than in 2015
2019-10-09
[DW] German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has called on the EU to do more to support Turkey and avoid another refugee crisis. If nothing is done, he said, the crisis may become "even greater than four years ago."

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has warned of a larger influx of refugees than that seen in Europe in 2015. He made the statement during an official visit to Greece.

Traveling with incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Seehofer also said the EU had to do more to support Turkey so that refugees did not attempt the often dangerous crossing to Greece.

"We have to help our European partners even more in patrolling the EU's external borders; we have left them alone for too long," Seehofer told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, referring not only to Greece but also to Spain and Italy. "If we don't, we will once again see a refugee wave like in 2015 ‐ maybe even greater than four years ago."

Seehofer said Europe had to avoid a crisis for which it was unprepared, as it had been in 2015. He clarified that he had "the full support" of Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he has publicly differed on refugee policy in the past.
Posted by:Besoeker

#14  Isn't this a repeat of the 3-5th centuries?

That's why churches places of worship are still built in defensible architecture.
Posted by: Skidmark   2019-10-09 13:05  

#13  Me from Monday:

My prediction, and this is a long shot, is that regardless, Turkey will initiate the journey of some 20,000 refugees, or even as few at 5,000, enough to be large enough to not be bothered as they walk to a major European city, preferably with some symbolism. Say, Vienna. Only instead of Kara Mustafa Pasha and a dredge of wailing imams leading the horde, it will be Doctors without Borders, the video production arm of Red Crescent, and the fokkin Pope, and everyone who asks where the food and winter clothing is coming from gets branded a white nationalist or Nazi.

How many Bearded Man events in Germany the last 72 hours?

Turkey needs immediate help from the EU or else?

Merkel wetting her beak?

Seehofer said Europe had to avoid a crisis for which it was unprepared, as it had been in 2015. He clarified that he had "the full support" of Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he has publicly differed on refugee policy in the past.

That doesn't sound reassuring, that sounds ominous.

*Dons elemental chapeau of aluminum*
"Dear Poland. If we think for a second you in any ways assist Brexit, we will march this new wave right across your border with the Holy Pope Himself in the lead."

And there is just enough time left in the campaigning season to get somewhere, then camp for the winter. Unless you haters want babies dredging the Danube to make mud huts.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2019-10-09 12:54  

#12  EU simply needs to insist Asylum seekers claim in first safe country they pass through...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-10-09 11:39  

#11  Wait... I've seen this one! Isn't this a repeat of the 3-5th centuries?

Man, even history is rebooting story lines now....
Posted by: DarthVader   2019-10-09 09:19  

#10  tw you don't have to carry my comments over
Posted by: European Conservative   2019-10-09 09:03  

#9  If a mod is watching, I posted an article and would have updates.

Noted (I saw this comment first) and now published. I am about to copy the comments in this thread to add to it for continuity of information. Thank you for being on top of this for us, European Conservative and g(r)omgoru. It’s nice that I can sleep knowing that others are on watch.
Posted by: trailing wife   2019-10-09 09:00  

#8  One man is supposed to have tried to forcefully enter a synagogue.
Posted by: European Conservative   2019-10-09 08:27  

#7  German press reports that at least two people have been killed after gunmen opened fire outside a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur. Two attackers, believed to be wearing a military-style uniforms, opened fire with a submachine gun. A grenade was also thrown into the Jewish cemetery before the attackers fled. Man hunt under way.
Posted by: European Conservative   2019-10-09 08:24  

#6  Definitely a terror attack. Developing
Posted by: European Conservative   2019-10-09 08:21  

#5  Germany synagogue shooting
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2019-10-09 08:17  

#4  Possible terror attack with automatic guns in front of a synagogue in Halle (Germany). If a mod is watching, I posted an article and would have updates.
Posted by: European Conservative   2019-10-09 08:10  

#3  What if you just didn't let them in?

I know, I know, that makes too much sense......
Posted by: no mo uro   2019-10-09 07:43  

#2  Somehow, I can't see the rulers of EUrope changing their ways without a gun stuck to the back of their heads.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2019-10-09 02:04  

#1  It's called an invasion.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-10-09 01:57  

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