Germany’s finance minister has warned that an ‘avalanche’ of migrants has been triggered, just as it was revealed that Germany should expect up to 10 million migrants by 2020.
According to the calculations of another member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ‘grand coalition’ of parties, the continent can expect nearly 10 times as many migrants as has been projected for this year alone over the next five years.
“This [new forecast] is quite conservative and expected”, he said according to N24.
Calculations by Heinz Buschkowsky, a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP), who has written extensively on mass migration, predict the number 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 rising sharply immediately after Mrs. Merkel promised to 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.