The German Chancellor says that after the integration of hundreds of thousands of refugees in Germany does not change much. «Germany will remain Germany, embodying all that we hold dear and cute». Change is inevitable — but they have always been with us since the founding of the state, says Merkel and says, values and fundamentals that make Germany attractive to remain unchanged.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung. Angela Merkel: «Germany will remain Germany»
In August 2015 the German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the words that will go down in history: «We will cope». A year later, in an interview
Sueddeutsche Zeitung, she explains why these words are still important and how she plans to calm the fears of many Germans.
In an interview with the German Chancellor admits the errors of the migration policy of the Federal government. «We in Germany have long ignored this problem,» she says critically. «In 2004-2005, came a lot of refugees — we have shifted this burden completely on the shoulders of Spain and other EU member States with external borders».
Merkel says that Berlin has long resisted reform, emergency need for which became obvious today in the EU. It concerns the proportional distribution of refugees and the protection of the external borders, which would entail the constraints in the question of national sovereignty.
Staying on the topic of the recent terrorist attacks, the Chancellor said that he understands why people had «concerns and fears». Of course, not all the refugees came with clear intentions, she admits. This makes the integration challenge of increased complexity makes it a challenge. While Angela Merkel categorically rejects all attempts to draw Parallels between refugees and terrorism. «Fundamentally it would be wrong to say that along with the refugees came to us terrorism, it was and before that we had to better keep track of those who posed a potential threat.»
Chancellor said that after integration of hundreds of thousands of refugees in Germany does not change much. «Germany will remain Germany, embodying all that we hold dear and cute». Change is inevitable — but they have always been with us since the founding of the state, said the Chancellor. But the values and foundations that make Germany attractive to remain unchanged. «They are reflected in our liberalism, democracy and the rule of law, our endless attachment to the ideas of social market economy,» — stated Merkel.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung. Angela Merkel: «Germany will remain Germany» 31.08.2016