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Europe, and Germany, is the focus of international terrorism. Some say the threat diminishes if there are military successes there( in Iraq and Syria), if the so-called Islamic State is pushed back, if cities are retaken, i don't see it this way. I see the threat of what one calls an asymmetrical shift : If Islamic State... is weakened it will seek to transfer the conflicts outside.
It's clear that the Balkan route is a thing of the past and no longer will or should be a place again from where people will be waved through to Germany and Austria and to the center of Europe, now the issue is alternative routes ... we are of course concerned that we'll get rising refugee numbers again as they come via Libya and Italy.
We will continue to fight for a European way out of the refugee crisis as long as it also promises to be successful in diminishing the number of refugees, however, should some countries try to unilaterally shift the collective problem onto the back of Germany, it would be unacceptable and would not be without consequences from our side in the long term.
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