Foreign Policy

German Chancellor Cries For EU Help On Immigration

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Markel has urged fellow European Union member-states to restart naval operations to pick up migrants in the Mediterranean.

According to Die Welt, Merkel suggested that the EU recommence a naval mission similar to Operation Sophia, which was halted earlier this year in March after Italy’s National Populist government resisted vehemently.

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Italy, because it’s so close to North Africa, has been forced to bear the brunt of mass migration coming across the Mediterranean from that region.

During her remarks on the issue, Merkel said, “Surely it would be good if we would again today have a mission Sophia so that government ships would save lives,”\

In spring of 2019, the European Union declared that it would halt its naval operations in the Mediterranean.

“Member States have decided to extend the mandate of Operation Sophia for six months with a temporary suspension of its naval assets while member states continue working on a solution related to disembarkation,” an EU official said in a statement.

Many have speculated that Italy’s National Populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s closed port policy ultimately led Merkel to call for the operation to be halted.

As a result of Operation Sophia, tens of thousands of illegal migrants collected on boats in the Mediterranean ended up being dumped in Italy.

But the operation hasn’t only been criticized heavily by populists in Italy.

When discussing Operation Sophia, Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohamad Taher Siala said, “I think this Sophia… it’s negative. It’s not positive. Simply because in part they encourage the migration.”

Although Salvini’s hardline anti-mass migration stance has led to a drastic decrease in the number of attempted migrant crossing and thus the number drowning deaths in the Mediterranean, this summer has seen an uptick in the number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean. The amount of NGO migrant transport ferries operating in the region has also increased and has therefore further encouraged migrants to make the perilous journey.

Currently the three migrant ferries operating in the Mediterranean are as follows: the ‘Ocean Viking’ operated French NGO SOS Méditerranée and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the ‘Alan Kurdi’ operated by German-based NGO Sea-Eye, and ‘Open Arms’ operated by the Spanish NGO Proactiva.

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  • 2004done
    23 August 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    Of course Angela Merkel wants OPM (Other Peoples’ Money) to be used to resettle those who want to bring their miserable conditions with them. Of course AM won’t see any hypocrisy in telling the Italian Nationalist Gov’t how they should be better globalists. Didn’t it work for former PM Teresa May?

  • Manfred A Ltz
    24 August 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    Mrs Merkel: We Germans have enough of being on the forefront of illegal immigration Because of YOU and you policy helping more than 1 Million Syrians, without the blessing and any coordination of the EU , now here we go again: My recommendation. you should resign immediately, because you previously committed in all of your action being elected _ZUM WOHL des Deutsche Volkes_-as German Chancellor to the benefit and benefit only The German State and the German people: You failed miserably,and you lied ,the Italians are blocking further immigration, the Libyan Foreign minister thinks it is a bad idea to encourage people to make the trip and many will die, and the EU with Poland and Hungary and Austria ,won’t help YOU :Please don’t even ask Mr.Trump what he thinks of your dumb and foolish actions! and the EU won’t help you either!
    I am NOT supportive of the right leaning party in Germany , however they would have a better handle on that immigration issue! Please GO and GO immediately! Enough is Enough!

  • Sophia Banno
    25 August 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Apparently, this woman does not understand the problems her liberal stand on migrants has caused for her own Country!

  • el Dorko
    25 August 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Merkel has been part of the problem. It’s like she has had a death wish for Western Civilization. She blew her credibility on immigration matters back in 2015 or so. She does not get it. And she is smart, so I simply do not know how she could be so stupid on all immigration matters. But she is.

    • copper T
      13 September 2019 at 2:43 am
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      And the Democrats in the USA have no more commonsense than she does. One cannot be “nice” to evil intentions.

  • El Finito
    25 August 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Merkel is a moron on all immigration matters.

  • George
    25 August 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    she is another liberal lunatic that wants government to rule your life. 8 levels of control that must be obtained to create a socialist state? That’s what you want isn’t it? Some corrupt back stabbing scum politician to rule your life.

    1. Health Care
    2. Poverty
    3. Debt
    4. Gun Control
    5. Welfare
    6. Education
    7. Religion
    8. Class Welfare

  • Charles JONES
    25 August 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    Merkel is NOT a good person, she is really badddddd!

  • Salvador R. Uson, Jr.
    25 August 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Thank you Merkel. Keep them with you. Do the majority of your citizens okay this? Will you put them ahead of the citizens?

  • PJ
    25 August 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    BIG MISTAKE ,IT only encourages more immigration !! she almost ruined Germany already

  • David
    25 August 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    It would be better for all, if the European Union would send money to Africa ,to help with their economy to keep the people there….The E.U. is going to spend the money any way , either on social welfare for the immigrants in their countries, why not keep them in the county of their birth their language and customs…..better for all………d

  • mbr722
    25 August 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    What an idiot Merkle is. That’s why the Brits now want Brexit.

  • ANI4ANI
    25 August 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    After losing her precious GDR she wants revenge by destroying western civilization.

  • Gary
    25 August 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    Yeh, the world is so cruel. Let’s just abandon the idea of property rights. Start with Walmart. Prohibit Walmart from conducting security operations and remove the checkout lines so everybody in need can get as much clothing and food as they need free of charge. Walmart has money. Why shouldn’t they give their inventory to those in need? Lets just open all borders so people can go anywhere they want. And start by prohibiting those leaders in support of such foolishness from having security and buffer zones aound their posh homes that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. So tired of leaders willing to let migrants enter countries and make life in nations become more difficult than it is already. There won’t be a safe place on earth except for the protected residents of the leaders and wealthy. The idea, that when the grass is greener on the otherside of the fence, you simply go to the other side, must be stopped. If an area is blighted because of atrocities, help the people eliminate the atrocity, don’t tear down the borders and let the atrocities spread. Again, open borders is denial of property rights of the citizens of the nation who have worked for generations to build the nation. If your loving heart is saddened by people having difficult times, open your home to them or send them money enough to support them, don’t open the borders and force others to pay for them unless you have given so much of your income to those in need that your standard of living is as low as the poor in your own nation. Only when our leaders are struggling to make enough money to put a roof over their heads and enough money to support their families, only when the warm hearted have given so much of their income that they are on equal standing with the poor in a nation, only then should the leaders make it more difficult for those struggling to keep a roof over their heads and feed their families to contribute to the aid of immigrants. Until then, let our leaders and sympathetic wealthy spend their own money to help solve the problems in those nations that is causing people to flee in waves of immigration. Give your own money away to help others before you open the borders and force your less fortunate countrymen to have even more financial difficulty.

  • yuma valdez
    25 August 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    I am from Europe myself and ran away 15 years ago from Europe.

    Europe has become a disaster.

    The africanization and islamization of Europe is destroying our culture and western civilization very slowly but surely.

    Now why these bastards and self destructing leaders are doing this to our beautiful western civilization?
    I have no clue why would anyone shoot himself in the foot like this.
    They are ideologically driven and are blind to the disaster they are causing.
    The changes are slow but noticeable if someone pays attention carefully.
    Slow but steady changes just like aging.
    in a few generation muslims will take over and there will be no more blond blue eyed Europeans.
    The European genius brain who invented everything in Science and created everything we use today in Science and civilization will be gone diluted in a weird soup of multiculturalism.
    But if you want to defend your culture and civilization and race and refuse to get diluted into a weird soup of multiculturalism they call you racist and xenophobe.
    By this definition the chinese an japanese and russians and iranians an all others are therefire racist because they want to preserve their culture and civilization.
    I am not racist. I want to preserve my culture and western civilization and race.
    How would Africans feel if they were taken by the chinese?
    Would africans be happy if half of the population of Africa was to become chinese?
    The chinese are exporting their people and taking over the world but they refuse immigration into their own country.
    I want to visit japan and see japanese people and not black and muslim people.
    I want to visit africa and see black people and not chinese people.
    I want to visit Iran and see iranian people and not black and chinese culture.
    So why do European people think it is Ok to lose our European identity and judeo christian culture?????

    Sad reality but they call you a racist if you are awake and defend your culture.

  • William Merrell
    25 August 2019 at 11:28 pm
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    She and the idiot macron are trying to destroy the integrity of all of the nations in the e.u. in support of the 1 world order b.s.

  • Fighter for freedom
    25 August 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    Merkel is a marxist from east germany. She is on Russia’s side as she wanted to proceed with the $12B pipeline under the Baltic sea from russia to germany while the US protects germany from russia. One way to bring down european cohesiveness, which is already a misnomer, is allow north africans and muslims in when think they are there to increase the population through disseminating every woman that can walk

  • Patrick Thomas
    26 August 2019 at 12:54 am
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    Sure Merkel, sure. How bout the shipments resume but then dump all of the filthy migrates in Germany. See how your people like that Angie.

  • Carlos Gamero
    26 August 2019 at 1:55 am
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    Angela Markel possibly is the worst that could gave happen not only to the Germans but to her country neighbors, not only her socialistic views and actions have almost bankrupt her country but she is also trying to bankrupt her neighbor countries. She has no clue the damage she has caused to her country by allowing mass immigration from countries that do not share the same philosophy, customs and values to the….

  • Carlos Gamero
    26 August 2019 at 2:04 am
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    …..western civilization, also her partnership in the oil pipe line with Putin is incredibly selfish, instead of doing business with the country that protect them..USA..she is trying to do business with the country that she is protected from, also Germany should contribute the 2% of their national gross to the UN as agreed…something that they are NOT doing and TRUMP is demanding they do.

  • Philip simon
    26 August 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    Chancellor Angela Merkel created a problem tar nobody can solve, was she sitting on her fat ass hole to understand she is the problem of mass migration and immigration that nearly ruined the country of Germany, get out fast.

  • Stan Lee
    26 August 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Apparently, the German people are in paralysis, have they never heard of replacing a leader who has lost her sense of direction for keeping the German people from being further victimized by Merkel’s “key” to preserving Germany’s place among industrial-technical nations? Consider what she has wished upon Germany in a desperate effort to populate the German industrial machine. Her ruinous importation of Muslims whose main concentration is to demean Germans and Germany in order to emerge as the dominant people in a country full of able-bodied Germans. It is practically impossible to believe that such an ardently patriotic German people have been made hostage to a Merkel-EU insane nightmare.

  • Timothy Smith
    27 August 2019 at 3:09 am
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    I’ve been visiting Germany regularly for almost 50 years. I even visited the DDR before the wall came down. Momma Merle and her crowd have destroyed
    Germany with their policies, particularly their immigration policy. She seems to be a closet Communist who wants to relive the glory days of the So called Democratic Republic. The German people seem helpless to do anything about it. Germany was a great place to live 50 years ago. Now, I don’t even like to visit.

  • jordis
    27 August 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    she has ruined Germany

  • Bob Taylor
    29 August 2019 at 1:47 am
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    Doesn’t this sound suspiciously like she is wanting the entire EU (united states of europe) to let Germany call the shots? She wants immigrants let her take them to Germany and support them!

    No wonder the UK is leaving the EU!

  • bob taylor
    29 August 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Quick question….. Is Ms Merkel related to George Soros????

  • JAMES CHESHIRE
    30 August 2019 at 5:09 am
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    ALL OF THESE EU COUNTRIES, FRANCE,GERMANY,SPAIN,UK, AND OTHER COUNTRIES, ARE JUST GIVING THEIR COUNTRIES TO THESE ISLAMIC ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, THEY WILL TAKE OVER THEIR COUNTRIES,THEIR RELIGION, ABUSE, RAPE, AND MURDER THEIR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AS WELL AS ROB AND STEAL…
    THESE IMMIGRANTS COMING OUT OF AFRICA ARE SUB-HUMANS AND CANNOT ADAPT AND LIVE IN A CIVILIZED COUNTRY… THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THESE COUNTRIES ARE FOOLING THEMSELVES IF THEY THINK OTHERWISE, THEY ARE ANIMALS AND HAVE ANIMAL INSTINCTS.. I FEEL SORRY FOR THEM, AS I HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL OF THESE COUNTRIES, AND I KNOW HOW THESE PEOPLE LIVE AND THINK, EVEN THO IT’S BEEN OVER 43 yrs SINCE MY LAST VISIT, VERY LITTLE HAS CHANGED… IN SOME PLACE IN NORTHERN AFRICA THE ARE STILL LIVING IN ALMOST BIBLICAL TIMES, IT’S SAD, AND IT’S BAD… MOST, IF NOT ALL WILL BE UNABLE TO ASSIMILATE INTO THE WAYS OF DOING THINGS IN A CIVILIZED WORLD..

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