Germany’s finance minister has warned of an avalanche of migrants entering Europe, and says that Germany alone will have 100 million migrants by 2020.
A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition of parties has also warned that Europe should expect 10 times the amount of migrants than has been projected for this year alone over the next five years.
Calculations by Heinz Buschkowsky, a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP), who has written extensively on mass migration, the numbers reaching Germany by 2020 including family reunifications will be between five and 10 million.
The nation is expecting up to 1.5 million this year alone. The numbers began to risesharply immediately after Mrs. Merkel promised suspend the Dublin agreement in August, and “welcome” any migrant who could make it across the German borders.
“Avalanches can be triggered when some slightly careless skier goes to the slope and moves a little bit of snow,” warned Wolfgang Schäuble, a senior member of Chancellor Merkel’s cabinet who has perviously supported the mass migration, on Wednesday evening, T-online reports.
Mr. Buschkowsky, who is the former Mayor of the Neukölln borough of Berlin, which has a large immigrant population, went on to highlight the intractable problems caused by such a massive influx from the Middle East.
He spoke of a lack of understanding for gender equality and the separation of church and state, the difficulties of language acquisition and disruption within the labor market.
“The situation is irreversible”, he stated, “The people who are here now, this society is challenged to integrate them and to offer them a perspective on life”.
With strong words for those trivialising the migration debate with empty platitudes, he blasted: “This social romanticism, these beautiful speeches, for someone who comes from experience is very difficult to bear”.
The news also follows the revelation that the German government has no idea how many migrants it has already taken in and begun to process.