German system to assess foreign doctors′ skills ′too bureaucratic′ | Germany | DW.COM | 30.09.2016

This is an insightful article from German news agency DW. It reports that doctors from conflict zones often do not have the papers to prove their qualifications in Germany and the lengthy exam process causes problems including the closure of a clinic.

Source: German system to assess foreign doctors′ skills ′too bureaucratic′ | Germany | DW.COM | 30.09.2016

It highlights two challenges, firstly dealing with the integration of Syrian refugees and secondly how German bureaucracy is behind the curve.

Thoughts?

AfD deputy leader says Angela Merkel is a ‘dictator’ – POLITICO


Politico reports that Alexander Gauland, Germany's far-right AfD party's deputy leader, saying the chancellor is trying to ‘replace the German people’ with migrants.

Source: AfD deputy leader says Angela Merkel is a ‘dictator’ – POLITICO

There is a popular pushback in Germany against the number of refugees arriving from Syria. Far-right parties like AfD are gaining popularity.

The attacks on Angela Merkel’s judgement are increasing.

Surely, it’s time for Angela Merkel to backtrack on immigration or resign?

Thoughts?