Angela Merkel has blocked an EU deal to help Turkey fund Syrian refugees by insisting at the last moment that impoverished Eastern European countries stump up for refugees she has invited personally to Europe in her sancturay country policy in Turkey.
Funding Turkey to enable it to keep more Syrian refugees is the obvious solution to a migrant crisis, which was engineered by the UNHCR and Merkel. The UHNCR slashed refugee benefits in Middle East camps just at the time that Merkel invited them all to Germany in breach of EU and German laws and without consulting parliament.
Turkey cannot be expected to shoulder such a huge financial burden alone, especially since the war in Syria is largely caused by US, UK ISIS funded terrorists. It is reasonable of Turkey to expect a contribution from Europe.
Merkel does not want a solution. Her bluff has now been called and has done another comedy turn on the European political stage. She knows the eastern European countries cannot and will not pay, and that is why she has insisted at the last moment on this unreal condition as a pretext to blockade a solution.
It is in Germany’s interest to pay all the 3 billion euros if necessary. That sum is peanuts compared to the 21 billion euros this year alone that migrants are expected to cost Germany. And then there are incalculable security and social costs.
How much longer must we in Europe have to watch the spectacle of this incompetent, deluded and dangerous woman stride the political stage?