German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic party has published a new position paper ahead of the 2017 parliamentary election as it battles a public surge to the right:
- Isolationism, protectionism and populism have never worked before;
- CDU is committed to improving domestic security, suggesting increased video surveillance and better equipping the police as options;
- Immediate return of all shipwrecked migrants back to northern Africa where they could be housed in camps “in conjunction with the affected countries;
- It’s up to the newcomers to adapt to the Judeo-Christian society. Immigrants should demonstrate their willingness to integrate by doing volunteer work, such as joining their communal volunteer firefighting brigade;
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