Reflecting on this article, I had two observations.
Firstly, Germany’s political parties are all concerned about the arrival of refugees but there positions all differ in the detail as to policy response.
Secondly, the article cited that the conservatives produced their “Berlin Declaration” on refugee policy and terrorism. For me it was significant that refugee policy is firmly linked to terrorism.
Germany is, of course, a becon of modern democracy. But one has to wonder whether the German people have yet fully focused on Angela Merkel as the architect of bringing increasing numbers of refugees to Germany? Too often the German people seem to have assumed that ‘Angela knows best’. I wonder if Germany’s politics will change because of refugee policy and terrorism?