Pistorius: Germany can take in more refugees from Moria

Reception facility for asylum seekers, via dts
Reception facility for asylum seekers, via dts
Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) has spoken out in favor of Germany accepting more refugees from the burned down Moria refugee camp, provided that the rest of Europe participates.

"Germany would not collapse if everyone came from Moria," Pistorius told the news portal T-Online. "But that would be a wrong political signal."

Other EU states also have to take responsibility, he said. “For Germany, however, it would be easily affordable to take in several thousand people.” Many cities have indicated their readiness. "Lower Saxony could immediately take in 500 people or even more." Pistorius criticized the migration policy in Europe. The EU is embarrassing itself on the refugee issue, said Pistorius. “There is no sensible solution to migration policy if not all EU states take responsibility. But a number of mainly Eastern European countries shut down completely. ”That was“ the real scandal, ”said the SPD politician.