Until recently, Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel believed that Western world would easily overcome the migration crisis. However, the "point of no return" has already been passed, Vladimir Bruter, an expert from the International Institute of Humanitarian and Political Studies told "Inforos" news agency.
In an interview with the German "Bild am Sonntag", published on March 6, Merkel announced that the country "does not intend to go into debts because of refugees." This is despite the migration crisis, which is recognized as the largest in Europe since the Second World War. Merkel stressed that Germany will stick to a balanced budget, which does not involve new loans, explaining that Germany thus takes into account the interests of future generations.
According to the German Chancellor, the absence of debt is the best investment for new generations. The Chancellor promised that the government will not raise taxes because of the migration crisis and fears that migrants will require the government to get into debts are "completely unfounded." At the same time Merkel has once again assured that the authorities are deeply involved in developing of social programs, among which is the question of pensions and socialization of people with disabilities.
However, the real situation is far from Angela Merkel's grand speeches. "Until recently Germany believed that the migration crisis will pass on quite easily. But now the point of no return has been passed. The migration crisis is a consequence of hypocritical and short-sighted policy, held by the West in general and the EU in particular. Merkel is trying to pass encountered problems onto other EU countries, as she's unable to cope with the situation alone," - said Bruter.
Rather than assert universal principles, or develop a common course of action, Europe creates a "false reality", he said. "With the influx of migrants the main problem in Germany and the EU as a whole came into light - the countries initially tried to deceive each other, which led to a serious crisis. In other words, the refugees seeking asylum in the EU are not the problem, but the relations within the EU which resulted from this influx," - stated Bruter.
Answering the question whether the migration crisis could accelerate Merkel's resignation, the expert said: "Merkel's fell seriously, but it happened before the influx of refugees. Many are indeed unhappy with her. However, it should be noted that Germany initially took responsibility for what is happening and was unable to cope with this task. Now the situation threatens not only Merkel, but all of Europe. And resignation will not solve this problem. Merkel tried to solve it, but she could not. Real life came into conflict with the hypocritical, inconsistent and even unprincipled course that Germany carried out as the EU locomotive. And thus whole German policy and EU came to an impasse." - Bruter summarized.