Merkel promises to 'significantly reduce' number of migrants entering Germany due to growing resentment towards her asylum policies
Angela Merkel yesterday finally admitted it was time to end the relentless flow of refugees into Europe.
The German Chancellor confessed her country would be ‘overwhelmed’ unless she took action as the number of asylum-seekers arriving there this year topped one million.
Since she dramatically opened Germany’s doors to refugees in August, the continent has been besieged with hundreds of thousands of people wanting to get there.
Amid the chaos, thousands of desperate people have died making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean, many in the hope of taking up Mrs Merkel’s invitation.
In the face of mounting anger from members of her own Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and among European leaders in neighboring countries or those bordering the EU, Mrs Merkel yesterday vowed to stem the flow of people.
Speaking to the party faithful at its annual conference, she repeated her catchphrase from throughout the migrant crisis, ‘we can do this’, but effectively admitted Germany could only cope if she wrestled back control of the influx.