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Germany: Seehofer expects a new wave of refugees

Berlin - Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) also expects a new wave of refugees after the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan . "You have to expect that people will set themselves in motion, also in the direction of Europe," said Seehofer to the Augsburger Allgemeine. "This is not scary, but a realistic description of the situation."

The CSU politician added that it was not just about Afghanistan, but also about countries like Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Libya. “We are facing difficult developments.” After the attacks of September 11, 2011, the motivation behind the Afghanistan mission was justified. "But as a result, the long-term mission has failed after 20 years of relative stability," admitted the Minister of the Interior. "What is happening in Afghanistan at the moment is a disaster."

Söder sees the USA as having an obligation
The goal of improving the living conditions for the Afghans and bringing stability to the country had also failed. "That affects me very much personally," emphasized Seehofer. He was always a critical member of the parliament regarding the mission. But he accepted that there had also been improvements for women and in education, for example. “But unfortunately these successes were not sustainable. That is the dilemma."

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) is also assuming a new wave of refugees. "I expect a great challenge," said Söder to Bild. In his view, however, "the Americans are primarily required to offer an answer". They were in charge of this operation and also decided to leave the country. The Federal Foreign Office had already warned of an increasing number of Afghan migrants. For them, Germany is “an attractive destination country”.

Weidel: The right to asylum must be suspended
The AfD top candidate and parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel called for the right to asylum to be suspended. “We have to prevent the loss of control from 2015 from happening again. This now requires an asylum moratorium that creates space for a transition to the zero asylum model based on the Danish model. Real refugees must be helped in their home region as far as possible,” Weidel announced on Monday. “We must first think of the security of German citizens. The right of asylum must therefore be suspended, the borders must be protected and migrants without an entry permit must be turned away. "

The red-red-green Berlin state government reacted quite differently to the Taliban's takeover. Berlin would accept a contingent of refugees "who have campaigned for the abandonment of democracy in Afghanistan," said Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) to Der Tagesspiegel. Other federal states are also ready to do so. However, "urgent decisions at the federal level" are necessary for this.

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