Germany toughens migrant policy, threatens North African countries


Sigmar Gabriel, leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD), delivers remarks during a press conference on a historical estate in Nauen, Germany, 18 January 2016. The party's conference will run for two days at the venue.

Germany’s Vice-Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said that the North African countries must make a repatriate agreement with Germany or else they are going to lose German aid

The German government is toughening its refugee policy as Germany’s Vice-Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has threatened to withdraw aid from North African countries in case they don’t make a repatriate agreement with Germany.

“Germany is more than willing to give economic aid to North Africa, but only when the governments there reciprocate by allowing people whose asylum applications have been rejected to travel back into the country,” Gabriel, leader of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (S...

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