Only a fake media would place the word catastrophe in quotation marks when all the evidence points to an actual catastrophe…
Austria’s Kurz says he wants to ward off a new migration ‘catastrophe’
Kurz’s comments came as he and his ministers held a special joint session in the Austrian city of Linz with their Bavarian counterparts from the German CSU party, which is currently locked in a battle over migration policy within the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
“We can’t wait until we have a catastrophe like the one in 2015,” Kurz said, referring to the migrant crisis of 2015-16, which saw more than 150,000 people seek asylum in Austria, a country of 8.7 million.
A row over migration policy in Germany between Merkel and her CSU interior minister Horst Seehofer has shaken the stability of the government in Berlin.
Kurz insisted he didn’t want to take sides in an “internal German debate” but welcomed the fact that immigration was once again being discussed by EU leaders ahead of a summit later this month.
“If the discussion in Germany has an upside, it’s that there’s now a new dynamic on the European level, and that there’s now a bigger chance that we finally see action in the EU,” Kurz said.
Without naming Merkel he also aimed a shot across her bows by making clear what he thought were the results of her decision to welcome refugees to Germany in 2015.