BInterior Minister Nancy Faeser is concerned about the increasing number of migrants trying to reach Europe via the Balkan route and the Mediterranean. The fact that more people are coming to Europe via these routes “worries me,” said the SPD politician to “Bild am Sonntag”. The border controls with Austria have been extended, and the federal police are increasingly checking the Czech border as part of the veil manhunt. “Because one thing is clear: we all have a responsibility to stop illegal entries so that we can continue to help people who urgently need our support,” said the minister.
CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt told the newspaper that he expects Faeser to “present a concrete concept for quickly interrupting the transit routes and to push for better protection of the external borders with the EU”.
Faeser also pointed to the challenges posed by people fleeing to Germany from Ukraine. “The longer the war lasts, the more difficult it is to house and care for so many refugees,” she said. According to information from your ministry, exactly 992,517 war refugees from the Ukraine had come to the Federal Republic by September 17, according to the newspaper.
This also puts the municipalities to a stress test. “The municipalities are already facing a situation like in the years 2015 and 2016. And there are many indications that many more people will flee to Germany in winter,” said the general manager of the Association of Towns and Municipalities, Gerd Landsberg, who Newspaper. “There are already many municipalities that have to accommodate people in gyms because all other capacities are exhausted. If that becomes even more, then we are heading for a real bottleneck in accommodation in winter,” warned Landsberg.