Germany accelerates refugee settlement

Germany receives more refugees as part of accelerating asylum process

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

German Angela Merkel, Economy Minister Gabriel and Bavarian State Premier Seehofer speaking on the refugee crisis

Updated Nov 8, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated on Friday that refugees who will not be able to stay will be placed in one of five centres being constructed to host them.

According to the statement Germany will take in at least 800,000 refugees within this year.

Furthermore, the European Commission had earlier stated that three million refugees are expected to arrive in Europe by the end of 2015.

European countries are struggling to deal with the influx of refugees coming in, disagreeing on approachable methods on how to handle the refugee crisis.

"We took a good and important step forward," said Merkel.

The centres to be constructed will host three types of refugees. Refugees that are not safe in their country, those who are clocked from entering Germany and the refugees that refuse to collaborate.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer as they leave the Berlin chancellery after a refugee crisis statement

The asylum process is expected to be expedited as the appeals and the hearings are anticipated to be completed within three weeks at most.

However, that doesn't mean that all refugees can stay. Many are expected to be deported.

Angela Merkel attended a conference on the matter along with German Economy Minister Gabriel and Bavarian State Premier Seehofer.

During the conference, Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel pointed out why refugees decide to flee their countries and to find solutions to securing the EU's external borders.

Germany speeds up the process of settling refugees following Greece’s example who relocated refugee families in Luxembourg to comfort the country, amid the enormous amount of refugees coming into Greece.

TRTWorld and agencies