Merkel Admits Her ‘Open Door’ Migrant Policy Was A Mistake
One year after suspending European Union (EU) rules and inviting “no upper limit” of migrants to Germany, Angela Merkel has admitted she made mistakes.
“We didn’t embrace the problem in an appropriate way. That goes as well for protecting the external border of the Schengen area”, the German Chancellor said in an interview, finally admitting some responsibility for the migrant crisis.
However, she also blamed other EU nations for not acting quickly enough to tackle the problem she helped to create. “In Germany we ignored the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution”.