Germany warns that EU majority vote could force member states to accept migrants


German minister of Economy, Sigmar Gabriel

Germany warns member states that they might be forced to receive migrants if there is an agreement at the EU level.

The German minister of Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said on Friday, September 18, that the member states of the European Union reluctant to accept migrants, might be outvoted and overruled.
The Minister said:
“It just cannot be that Germany, Austria, Sweden and Italy carry the burden alone,”

“That’s not how European solidarity works."

“And if there is no other way, then we should seriously consider to use the instrument of a qualified majority,”
EU members usually manage to...

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