Merkel Tells Citizens Europe ‘Built on Tolerance’, Warns Against ‘Hatred’ of Refugees

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Stressing that Europe was “founded on tolerance”, Angela Merkel has warned members of the public in Trier against “hatred” and envy of refugees, local media reports.

At an ‘EU Citizens Dialogue’ in the city, where the bloc’s president Jean-Claude Juncker recently celebrated 200 years since the birth of Trier’s most famous son — revolutionary communist Karl Marx — the Chancellor said the union was “a project of peace and freedom”, according to a government press release.

Europeans must not become complacent over the EU, Merkel told an audience of just under 70 people, warning that, while people tend to take the political and economic union’s continuing existence for granted, “this would obviously not be the case if we start nationalism up again”.

Stating that the bloc must serve to act as a “community of values in an unstable world”, the globalist German leader said migration policy should be guided “as it fits our interests”, but stressed it was “important that our humanitarian face continues to show clearly”.

Moving on to condemn the argument that her decision to open the border to well over a million third world migrants was bad for German citizens, Merkel said: “People who come to us are not better off than those who already live here.”

“We have not cut anything [welfare-related] for anyone” as a result of the influx, insisted the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader, who pointed to pension increases as evidence that the opposite was true, before adding: “There is no justification for hate, even with such concerns.”

Despite Merkel’s comments, the fiscal cost to taxpayers for feeding, housing, educating, and policing the overwhelmingly unskilled newcomers invited by Merkel has been significant.

It was revealed last year that Germany’s entire six billion euro budget surplus for 2016 would go towards the escalating costs of third world migration, which are estimated as likely to have set taxpayers back by at least 90 billion euros by 2020.


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