Migration crisis in Europe continues to worsen. One of the leading countries in Europe, today Germany is experiencing social and political crisis.
In 2015 Germany broke all records on the number of migrants received on its territory. According to EU statistical service, the country has taken about 450 thousand migrants over the past year - more than any other EU country. However, according to some reports, Berlin has approved entry for more than one million refugees from the Middle East.
In an interview with German weekly "Bild am Sonntag" Angela Merkel said that the authorities have no intention to go into debt because of the refugees. Berlin will adhere to the policy of a balanced state budget, not involving new loans. In addition, the Chancellor assured that we are actively working on social assistance programs.
According to the director of the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights, Russian human rights activist and public figure Alexander S. Brod, despite Angela Merkel's efforts to restore reputation, German Chancellor's political career is completed. She's is no longer regarded as a serious political figure and the level of public confidence in her is rapidly falling. The expert refers to the German political scientists who believe that Germany has now virtually lost its independence and became another US satellite.
Brod believes that the German Chancellor is to blame for the migration crisis, as it was she who called for tolerance and opening of EU borders for refugees. "In practice, this policy was not backed up by any action on adaptation and integration of migrants, providing them with jobs or housing," - the expert believes.
In this regard, the EU countries started to regulate migrants' influx, which led to their accumulation in the immediate vicinity of the EU. "On their way to Germany through the so-called "transit" states refugees storm fences, and law enforcement representatives meet them with water cannons and tear gas. All of this only increases the degree of popular tensions." - says Brod.
Director of the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights notes that today EU is experiencing a period of growth of national independence movements. Such sentiments may lead to some countries exit from EU. "In addition, most of the countries of the European Union are aware of the negative effects of anti-Russian sanctions on their economies and are not willing to put up with it," - says Brod.
The expert believes that currently EU as a political union is extremely unstable. And one of the factors for this is the German Chancellor's policy. The instability of the social situation in the EU in general and Germany in particular, will lead to destructive processes, which can be a decisive factor in the development of the political future of Europe.