The Government would have convened Parliament to request extraordinary funds and approve emergency measures
Refugee Crisis debate
Refugee reception and protection needs a system of common governance.
What stands in the way of a bigger German role in the shaping the European response is the effect of intergovernmentalism and the lack of strong ideas with the power to build a core consensus behind them
It is clear that there will be no good solution to the refugee crisis, only partial responses
German FM Steinmeier and Economics Minister Gabriel call for solidarity, humanity, fair distribution and support