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President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants to limit the acceptance of refugees in Germany

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants to limit the acceptance of refugees in

The President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier, said in the central news edition "Tagesthemen" on ARD, that a limitation of admissions can be achieved, only if Germany establishes border controls together with other member states of the European Union.

It is also necessary to ensure that the process of verifying asylum applications for persons who have no chance of obtaining asylum is carried out at the external borders and that people return from there.

" If this rule is established, and we are on this path, fortunately, then the numbers of arrivals in Germany can also decrease," said Steinmeier.

" This is a painstaking process." In the debate, one should give up the formulations that suggest that there is a possibility. Steinmeier calls for the federation, the states and the municipalities to act together. Meanwhile, according to him, politics is still in the electoral war mode because of the parliamentary elections in the states of Hesse and Bavaria.

" I really hope that when the elections are over, a climate will be created again, where the democratic parties reach an agreement among themselves." If this is not achieved, then this remains a matter of debate, from which others benefit.

Even Chancellor Scholz is for restrictions

At the weekend, Chancellor Olaf Scholz also spoke about limiting the growing immigration to Germany. " The number of refugees intending to come to Germany is currently very high," Scholz told the editorial network Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.

The number of young migrants in Germany has increased recently. From January to August 2023, according to the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (Bamf), 220,116 people applied for asylum, most from Syria and Afghanistan.

According to surveys, most of the 70 percent of Germans asked feel overworked. 27 percent think that Germany can handle the number of asylum seekers. DW

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