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Muslim migrant ‘crisis’ (hijrah Jihad) to cost Germany €50 Bn by 2017

The migrant crisis that has engulfed Germany will cost the country €50 billion within two years, report claims. 

Germany 'not a surveillance state', says Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel reportedly blocked further reform on immigration.

 

By Our Foreign Staff, Telegraph
2:04AM GMT 02 Feb 2016

Asylum seekers will cost Germany an estimated €50 billion by the end of 2017, a new report has found.

The Cologne Institute for Economic Research has found that shelter, welfare and integration will cost Germany €22 billion this year and €27.6 billion next year.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is under increasing pressure to reduce the numbers of migrants reaching Germany and voters are increasingly doubtful that the state can tackle the refugee crisis, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Monday.

police arrest men around the main train station in Cologne
Police arrest men around the main train station in Cologne.

The comments by Schaeuble, a senior member in Merkel’s cabinet and respected veteran in her centre-right bloc, show growing concern among ruling politicians only six weeks before regional elections in three federal states.

More than one million migrants streamed into Germany last year, and some regions have complained that they are being overwhelmed. Concerns about crime have also mounted after men of north African and Arab appearance assaulted women in Cologne.

Right-wing demonstrators arrive in the square outside the main station in Cologne, Germany
Right-wing demonstrators arrive in the square outside the main station in Cologne, Germany.

 

Speaking at a panel in the western city of Duesseldorf, Schaeuble said it was “evident” that the pressure on Merkel in the refugee crisis was bigger now than it was eight months ago.

“There are growing doubts in parts of the population that state institutions are able to master this,” he warned, adding this scepticism was likely to shake up the political landscape and new parties were set to enter more regional parliaments.

Support for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has jumped amid the deepening public unease over Merkel’s open-door policy for refugees from Syria and elsewhere.

“I expect a stronger diversification (of the party spectrum),” Schaeuble said regarding the elections in the western states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as in Saxony-Anhalt in the east on March 13.

Police officers survey the area in front of the main train station and the Cathedral in Cologne
Police officers survey the area in front of the main train station and the Cathedral in Cologne.

 

Merkel has promised to “measurably reduce” arrivals this year, but has refused to introduce a cap, saying it would be impossible to enforce without closing German borders.

Instead, she has tried to convince European partners to take on quotas of refugees, pushed for reception centres to be built on Europe’s external borders, and led an EU campaign to convince Turkey to keep refugees from entering the bloc.

But progress has been slow and EU officials have warned time is running out to agree on and also implement a joint approach before Europe’s Schengen system of borderless travel – and with it a corner piece of European integration – collapses.

in numbers
European refugee crisis

1 million

Refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe via illegal routes

38 percent

Proportion of migrants who are from Syria

1,200,000

Syrian refugees being housed in Lebanon – a country 100 times smaller than Europe

One in five

Proportion of people in Lebanon who are refugees

1 in 122

According to the head of the UN refugee agency, one in 122 people is a refugee

1.2 percent

Proportion of migrants who land in Italy and Greece, then get as far as Calais

100,000

Illegal migrants were stopped from entering Britain by UK Border Force officials in 2015

15 per cent

Proportion of female refugees from Syria who are pregnant in Turkey

 

5 thoughts on “Muslim migrant ‘crisis’ (hijrah Jihad) to cost Germany €50 Bn by 2017

  1. It is truly disturbing that Angela Merkel’s open ended invitation to illegal migrants to come into Germany has resulted in what was initially hundreds of people, to tens of thousands, with Germany going over the 1 million mark of incoming ‘asylum seekers’ for 2015. Initially, she projected added costs of 6 billion Euros, then not long after 9 billion, now as seen in this article, costs for just two years are projected to be 50 billion Euros. My sense from the beginning of this debacle is that this was a ludicrous understatement of costs by Merkel and her administration.

    The number of Muslim migrants, many of whom are men in their late teens and twenties, will very likely cause huge demographic changes in Germany over the coming decades, which prior to this inundation of ‘refugees’ was a mostly homogenous society. Some will claim, well what of multiculturalism? And how much will Muslim numbers surge once all of their various ‘relatives’ are allowed to come as well?

    Merkel herself said in 2010 that multiculturalism was an ‘utter failure’, and subsequent to that, a ‘sham’ and a ‘lie’. The countries I feel especially sorry for are Greece, which has been subject to severe austerity measures courtesy of Merkel, and now are being criticized by Germany and other EU members for not handling this onslaught of ‘newcomers’. And Italy and other European countries have also had much to deal with, with many thousands of unruly people surging in.

    The following is an excellent article in the NY Times by one of their conservative columnists, it should be noted in the comments section that many people usually considered ‘liberals’ are very much opposed to huge numbers of migrants coming into Europe just as much are ‘conservatives’.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/germany-on-the-brink.html

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  2. 50 Billion to 2017! What about in 30 years when the 1 million immigrants will be 30 millions? Is it possible to Germany to find 30,000,000 X by 50 Billions=1,500,000,000 Billions.

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  3. Oh , my God! In 30 years Germany will be poor as Romania and Bulgaria. 50 Billion to 2017! What about in 30 years when the 1 million immigrants will be 30 millions? Is it possible to Germany to find 30,000,000 X by 50 Billions=1,500,000,000 Billions.

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  4. @ Chris, you’re right, it’s madness and it’s unsustainable. The financial costs are enormous. I read too that France is going to be expending much more money for police, migration and for their borders … meanwhile discussions continue in France for continuing to allow all of these migrant in. Insanity?

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