Lambsdorff: The coalition must provide immediate aid

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, on dts
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, on dts
The FDP in the Bundestag accuses the grand coalition of sticking to numbers in the debate about the admission of needy migrants from Greece.

The vice chairman of the Liberal and European Politicians' parliamentary group, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Wednesday editions): “The federal government should not stick to numbers, but provide humanitarian aid immediately. Now especially children and other particularly vulnerable people must be brought out of the unbearable situation on Lesbos as quickly as possible. "

At the same time, Germany, together with its EU partners, must develop solutions "how recognized refugees and persons entitled to asylum can be distributed fairly within Europe while at the same time making procedures on the islands more efficient". Lambsdorff criticized that the events in the destroyed Moria refugee camp also showed that the federal government, in search of an orderly European migration policy, “is still deeply asleep and only wants to distract from it by simply declaring that it will accept 1.500 emergencies.” Nobody knows how the coalition That number comes down to serious politics being different, complained Lambsdorff. Germany in particular, under the leadership of the Union parties, has blocked a common EU asylum policy for years. Lambsdorff suggested that EU countries that do not want to accept migrants should make a financial contribution to coping with the situation. "If countries like Poland or Hungary refuse to come up with a solution, they have to share the costs of the other member states," demanded Lambsdorff. That is "not optimal, but it would be an entry into a common system".