Merkel desires to ‘drastically reduce’ refugee arrivals in Germany

KARLSRUHE, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she wanted to “drastically decrease” the quantity of refugees coming to Germany, signaling a compromise to critics of her open-door policy from within her conservatives on the eve of a celebration congress.

Merkel has resisted stress from allies inside her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to place a cap on the number of refugees getting into Germany, which is anticipated to best 1 million this year.

“At the identical time we took on board the issues of the individuals, who are worried about the future, and this means we want to minimize, we want to drastically lower the number of people coming to us,” Merkel told broadcaster ARD.

Merkel, whose popularity has fallen over her handling of the refugee crisis, stated the word “limit” did not feature in the CDU’s main resolution which will be debated at the two-day celebration congress starting on Monday in the southern city of Karlsruhe.

The chancellor added there was broad assistance in the CDU for her technique to minimize the numbers.

This integrated operating with Turkey to fight traffickers, improving the circumstance at Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and strengthening control of the European Union’s outer borders.

Merkel’s conservative critics want her to get the number of arrivals down just before 3 state elections in March and say her hopes of operating for a fourth term in 2017 would be in danger.

Her method also involves obtaining a solution to the migration crisis on the EU level, where she is meeting resistance from member states opposed to a quota system to distribute refugees.

Her critics say her choice in late August to permit Syrian asylum seekers to remain in Germany regardless which EU country they had initial entered had accelerated the influx of migrants.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke Writing by Joseph Nasr Editing by Alison Williams)

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