"Europe remains sick as long as it has not found a way out of the refugee crisis," Asselborn told the "Spiegel". “For me the wrongdoer is called Sebastian Kurz. He is the very first to answer for this wretched situation. "
Kurz has been a hardliner in refugee policy for years. "All of Europe was short of talk about the fact that you only have to close the borders so that the refugee problem can be dealt with," criticized Asselborn. “In addition, Austria rejected the UN migration pact when it was holding the EU Council Presidency.” Asselborn had already proposed at the meeting of EU interior ministers in March that the unaccompanied refugee children from Moria and other camps in the EU should be distributed. "When I made my suggestion, the representative of Austria said they would not take in young people, but would send containers to the island, ie toilets," said Luxembourg's Foreign Minister. He now sees above all Commission head Ursula von der Leyen as having an obligation. “It is time for the head of the Commission to pull out all the stops to convince those two thirds of the EU countries that are still pretending not to concern the refugees on Europe's doorstep to show solidarity demonstrate."