Germany is ‘exploiting’ refugee suffering to recruit ‘slaves’ via mass immigration – Marine Le Pen

From: Dimtzi Eritrawian Kab German <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:21:22 +0200

Germany is ‘exploiting’ refugee suffering to recruit ‘slaves’ via mass
immigration – Marine Le Pen
Published time: 7 Sep, 2015 01:07Edited time: 10 Sep, 2015 23:55
As Germany welcomes thousands of refugees, with industries seeking ways to
integrate newcomers into country’s workforce, Berlin’s move to temporarily
bypass EU-wide regulations has met strong criticism from France’s Marine Le
Pen who accused Germany of recruiting “slaves.”
TrendsEU refugee & migrant influx

The German drive to open its doors to refugees, as well as debated plans to
resettle asylum seekers across the EU has been met with strong criticism
from a number of politicians, including the leader of right-wing French
party National Front, Marine Le Pen who accused Germany of imposing its
immigration policy on the EU.

*“Germany probably thinks its population is moribund, and it is probably
seeking to lower wages and continue to recruit slaves through mass
immigration,”* Marine Le Pen said in Marseille, refusing to admit that pure
benevolence was Germany’s only motive.

Le Pen criticised European politicians for *“exploiting the suffering of
these poor people who cross the Mediterranean Sea.”*

*“They are exploiting the death of the unfortunate in these trips organized
by mafia, they show pictures, they exhibit the death of a child without any
dignity just to blame the European consciences and make them accept the
current situation,”* the National Front leader said.

Following days of chaos and uncertainty, thousands of refugees – mostly
Syrians – were bused from Hungary to Austria, and then brought by train to
Germany, after the countries agreed on allowing migrants access, bypassing
the Dublin Regulation.

*READ MORE: Thousands of refugees reach Germany after Hungary & Austria
surrender to exodus <>*

By Sunday night almost 11,000 migrants arrived in Germany, authorities in
Munich said. Germany in August registered more than 100,000 asylum seekers
with some 800,000 refugees overall expected to come to Germany in total
this year – four times the level of last year.

However, Le Pen blamed Germany for its policies which will affect the whole
of the European Union.

*“Germany seeks not only to rule our economy, it wants to force us to
accept hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers,”* she said, adding that
France would not its doors to the *“world's misery.”*

*READ MORE: Most French citizens oppose softer rules on refugee status,
even for Syrians – poll

While the French National Front leader criticized German actions and their
potential knock-on effect in the EU, Turkish PM Ahmed Davutoglu said that
German portion of the refugees influx is *“ridiculously small.”* He accused
the EU of building a*“Christian fortress”* in Europe, pointing out that
Turkey had already accommodated more than two million people from Syria and

The Turkish PM’s comments came in reply to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor
Orban’s statements calling for the defense of Europe’s prosperity, identity
and* “Christian values”* against Muslim migrants. On Sunday, the Hungarian
PM, accused Germany of exacerbating the refugee crisis.

*“As long as Austria and Germany don't say clearly that they won’t take in
any more migrants, several million new immigrants will come to Europe,”* Orban
told Austrian broadcaster ORF.

Austria has already announced that it planned to end emergency measures
that have allowed thousands of refugees in Hungary entry into Austria and
Germany, but provided no exact details.

*“We have always said this is an emergency situation in which we must act
quickly and humanely. We have helped more than 12,000 people in an acute
situation,”* Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said. *“Now we have to move
step-by-step away from emergency measures toward normality, in conformity
with the law and dignity.”*

*Meanwhile even in the face of criticism, the Germans are doing everything
to warmly welcome and help the newcomers. Berlin plans to introduce a
supplementary budget to free up funds for the refugees while the business
elite is looking to utilize migrant skills to close the gap in the lack of
professional and skilled labor on the market.On Saturday German Finance
Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that hosting the migrants will cost the
government, federal states and municipalities 10 billion euros this year as
opposed to 2.4 billion euros in 2014. Angela Merkel meanwhile announced
that Germany can cope with refugees without raising taxes.Big businesses
are optimistic about prospects for integrating the refugees into the German
workforce, as an aging population in the country and low birth rate are
eating away at its pool of skilled labor.“If we can integrate them quickly
into the jobs market, we'll be helping the refugees, but also helping
ourselves as well,” the head of the powerful BDI industry federation,
Ulrich Grillo, said this week, cited by AFP.Germany with its 6.4 percent
unemployment rate is still short of 140,000 engineers, programmers and
technicians. The healthcare and leisure sectors are also low on skilled
workers, with sociological research showing that shortage of qualified
workers will rise to 1.8 million in 2020. If nothing is done to reverse the
trend as many as 3.9 million jobs will need to be filled by 2040.The influx
of migrants could therefore be the answer as many of them are young and
have “really good qualifications,” said Grillo.Meanwhile the flow of
migrants risking the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean shows no
sign of easing. More than 2,600 have died this year making the journey. But
despite the massive influx of refugees and the flawed EU asylum system, the
UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres said the crisis was “manageable.”“The
European asylum system is deeply dysfunctional, it works badly. Some
countries make the necessary effort, and the effort of many others is
nearly non-existent,” he told French radio station RFI and the TV5Monde
television channel.Guterres's comments came as German Finance Minister
Wolfgang Schaeuble urged EU states to “act together” to come up with a
single EU-wide policy. Faymann meanwhile said there is “no alternative to a
common European solution.”On Wednesday, European Commission President
Jean-Claude Juncker is scheduled to present a plan to relocate 120,000
refugees from Italy, Greece and Hungary. Under the new arrangement Germany
is to accept a further 31,000 migrants, followed by France with 24,000 and
Spain with almost 15,000, Germany's Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported. - *
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