Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to offer asylum to 1.1 million migrants will cost German taxpayers up to €1.5 trillion [$1.6 trillion], German newspaper Die Welt reports. The projection — based on the research by Berlin-based think-tank Stiftung Marktwirtschaft — only take into account the refugee intake of 2015.
This moderate figure does not factor in the additional burden to the exchequer due to family reunions, as many of these young migrant men will also bring in large families from their native countries.
German newspaper Die Welt reports:
The positive trend [of economic growth] gets reversed if one takes into account the long-term costs of refugee influx of 2015. According to [economist] Bernd Raffelhüschen, it would cost around €878 billion.
“The policy makers must ensure the best possible integration [of refugees in the society], in order to lower the cost to some degree,” the economist warned. If the second generation [of these refugees] cannot be integrated into the workforce at par with the native population, this costs will rise up to €1.5 trillion. [Author’s translation]
Meanwhile a brutal unprovoked attack in Berlin subway has again highlighted the social cost of Merkel’s ‘Refugee’ Policy. Police arrested six ‘refugees’ — based on CCTV footage — for allegedly setting a homeless man on fire on Christmas Eve. Five of the suspects are Syrian refugees between 15-21.
Ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebrations, city of Cologne has been turned into police fortress with mounted units and armoured vehicles on patrol. With upcoming parliamentary elections in mind, Merkel government wants to avoid the repeat on last year’s mass sexual assaults. After an exhausting year-long investigation into the Cologne attack, where an estimated 2,000 migrant men raped, robbed and molested at least 1200 women, almost all the perpetrators have managed to walk free.
Last week a truck ploughed through a Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least twelve people and injuring 48 others. Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the terror attack. The terrorist turned out to be an Arab-Tunisian ‘refugee’. He was killed by Italian police in a shootout on Friday.
Since Merkel opened Germany’s bonders to mass migration in September 2015, country has been hit by a series of Islamist terror attacks. Most of the perpetrator have been Syrian or Afghan ‘refugees’. Mainstream media may keep on putting a positive spin on Merkel’s ‘Refugee Welcome’ stance, but her policy will have severe economic and social costs, not just for Germany, but for the European civilisation as a whole.
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[Cover image courtesy Reuters, Youtube] [Author is analyst based near Cologne, Germany]DONATE
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