Austrian Minister of Defence Hans Peter Doskozil gave a negative verdict on Thursday on the migration policy of the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and said that Austria is not “the waiting room for Germany”.
The Defence Minister of Austria severely criticised the EU strategy on the handling the refugee crisis in 2015, and said that Merkel’s welcoming culture policy “We can do it!” is irresponsible. Doskozil also added that Austria is not “the waiting room for Germany”.
“I do not understand why we do not learn from our mistakes,” Doscozil said. “If there are tents for refugees at the heart of Milan, no one can claim that we control the influx of migrants reasonably.It is obvious that Chancellor Merkel “We can do it!” policy only encourages migrants to come.”
The Defence Minister Doskozil in his previous statement said that Austria will impose the state of emergency if required. In this case, the majority of migrants must come back to Hungary, which in turn, follows a hardline anti-immigration stance taken by the Hungary’s government
In January 2016, Austria had temporarily suspended the Schengen agreement, imposing full border control measures on everyone entering the country, and subsequently declared that it would introduce a daily limit of 80 asylum requests. The later decision was harshly criticised by Germany, which is struggling to integrate the nearly 1.1 million refugees who arrived in the country last year.