Berlin clueless on dealing with refugee crisis: AfD
June 20, 2016
The leader of Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party claims that her country’s government has no idea how to deal with the refugee crisis.
“This fairytale of migrants coming to Germany and being the enriching factor for the economy has been proven to be false, and there are no concepts from our government on how to deal with the situation,” RT quoted Frauke Petry as saying on Monday.
Fueled by Europe’s refugee crisis and rising anger against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s asylum policy — according to which over a million refugees have entered Germany — the rise of AfD gained momentum following a double-digit percentage victory in the parliamentary elections in the states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saxony-Anhalt.
Petry also claimed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had given up on the country’s borders, and accused her of angering the nation by “not distinguishing between real refugees and migrants.”