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Merkel plans to keep borders open for another 12 million

German chancellor Angela Merkel is not planning on closing Germany's borders any time soon despite her announcements of certain limits on illegal migrants and family reunification.

Published: February 12, 2017, 8:26 am

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    It has now emerged however that Germany needs 300 000 people per year for the next 40 years to stop population decline.

    A leaked report from Merkel’s government published by the Rheinische Post, stated that Germany would need to take in 12 million migrants over the next four decades to keep Germany’s population size stable.

    The staggering numbers will alarm Germans who already feel swamped by the almost 2.2 million foreigners that flooded their home in 2015 alone.

    According to local reports a new policy drafted by the government has admitted the issue of migrant integration has not been resolved.

    The new directive on refugee integration notes: “According to the experiences this will not be easy and will last longer than initially often hoped.

    “Successes will only be visible in the medium to long term,” the draft concludes.

    Last week, Merkel called a ban families joining their relatives after the country revealed that the crisis will cost 4 billion euro this year.

    The Bundestag voted to speed up deportation and mandatory finger printing, after as many as three million migrants had arrived in Germany during the open-border crisis.

    The ban, which also applies to women and children and elderly relatives from conflict-ridden Muslim countries, has been put in place for two years.

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