German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) did it again. The grand coalition remains intact after weeks of infighting, ultimatums and unsuccessful talks. The Bavarian CSU tried to push through their idea of “Transit Zones” near the border to Austria, where refugees and migrants would be held until it’s clear whether they can stay in Germany or not. The social-democrats from the SPD proposed that the refugees be distributed into all German states.
The solution that all three parties of the grand coalition have now agreed upon is the establishing of “Registration Centres” for migrants with no solid claim to asylum, from countries that are considered “safe”.
There will be three to five of those centres, at which the migrants will be subjected to accelerated asylum process, in the vast majority of cases; the process will end in their deportation to their home country. The coalition partners also agreed not to let people with refugee status to bring their families to Germany for a period of two years.
Meanwhile, the UNHCR announced today, that 5.000 refugees per day are expected to reach the EU from Turkey in the period from November until February. Close to 800.000 migrants and refugees arrived in Germany during this year alone.