06:43 GMT25 June 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    The German government has underestimated the number of migrants coming to Germany by the end of 2015. According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany is expecting one million refugees by the end of the year instead of 800 thousand newcomers estimated earlier.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects that one million refugees will come to Germany in 2015, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote.

    The politician declared this number during an extraordinary EU summit on the refugee situation in Brussels.

    According to the FAZ, Merkel described the refugee situation in "harsh words." She said that the German police are "struggling to cope" with the influx of migrants to the German-Austrian border and noted that her country would not be able to take each migrant.

    "We must take action today, so that we would not have to close the borders," the newspaper wrote, citing Merkel’s words during the summit.

    The EU is currently facing a major refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing the war-torn Middle Eastern countries and entering the European continent through various routes. Some European countries are opposing the growing number of refugees and have closed their borders to stop the migrants’ inflow.


    Greek Prime Minister 'Ashamed' of EU Inability to Overcome Refugee Crisis
    EU Has Relocated Only 86 Refugees Out of 160,000 Pledged
    Refugee Inflow Through Russia-Norway Border 'Huge Challenge'
    refugee crisis, Angela Merkel
    Community standardsDiscussion