German social democrats have been labeled “panic-stricken” and “self-contradictory” in the refugee crisis. As we in Germany and the EU face by far the biggest challenge for decades, a proper answer is due here. One thing first: Practically everybody I have spoken to in the last few weeks and months expresses contradictory feelings and thoughts. […]
Sigmar Gabriel is Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Leader of the German social democratic party SPD.