Over time, the migration policy of the Chancellor has caused protest not only in the ranks of the opposition, but also among members of the Chancellor’s Christian democratic Union. The issue of attitudes towards migrants divided German society. People asked whether Germany at all to feel responsible for such a large number of people from other cultures.
According to Deutsche Welle, consistently about 60 percent of Germans believe the country is coping with the refugees, 40 percent believe the opposite. Estimated analyst Hermida of Moncler, 2015 have revealed the line of the split in German society and the pursuit of radical politics. “Pull to the political center, which we saw earlier, came to an end,” he said.
According to experts, the greatest political gain from indignation at the policy of Merkel in respect of refugees removed the populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD). In many elections it has recorded a significant increase in the number of votes and became the strongest opposition party after the Federal elections in 2017.
Merkel has always adhered to its decision, but in December 2016 at the conference of the CDU said that a similar situation in late summer of 2015 “can not and should not be repeated”. With this purpose have been tightened asylum policy. However, in 2016 the number of asylum-seekers has decreased. This is mainly due to the fact that countries along the Balkan route, has complicated this way.
“the Mistake was that our European partners are not sufficiently involved, and it still causes us enormous difficulties,” says the SPD expert on domestic policy Lars Castellucci.
meanwhile, in terms of employment, the migrants are still significantly below the average of the German population. Only a little less than half of the people who arrived in the country in 2013, has a paid job. And the emerging General trend is destroyed by pandemic coronavirus because many of the refugees fired, according to a study from the Institute of professional employment.