Tag Archives: Germany

Turkey’s Erdogan calls the shots at EU summit

The Turkish government is holding the strongest cards in the ugly refugee negotiation with the EU. Germany would like to agree to most Turkish demands. Other EU leaders still think that a billion Euros and a promise of some visa liberalisation sometime will satisfy the Turkish side. Meanwhile the EU leaders still struggle to agree […]

Czechs and Slovaks not doing enough on Roma and gay rights

“Refuges welcome!” – but they might prefer Austria or Germany. https://euobserver.com/lgbti/130671 52

More EU states oppose ‘permanent’ refugee quotas

Clear split between EU countries that want a common asylum system (Germany, Austria, Holland are the most vocal) and those who don’t. Spain is hesitating, and Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary are against. The more asylum seekers a country has, the more likely it supports moves towards a common system. The counties that want […]

Refugees victims of conspiracy theories in Central Europe

Czech Minister of Interior claimed Saturday that Russia is financing buses to transfer Syrian asylum seekers across the Balkans towards the EU core. Unfortunately it isn’t true, the refugees are still walking, still being ripped off by criminals. The ruling Social Democrats’ conspiracy theory is that Russia is creating (dangerous, Islamist) refugee flows and direction […]

Can Bavaria really close its borders and build fences?

Germany wouldn’t be Germany if the legal implications of the refugee crisis were not closely debated. Here is a legal opinion on the questions of the day. http://www.dw.com/en/can-bavaria-really-close-its-borders-and-build-fences/a-18773817