Armstrong Economics Blog/Germany
Re-Posted Jun 4, 2018 by Martin Armstrong
The German Bild newspaper, which has been a staunch supporter of Chancellor Angela Merkel, has just reported on Sunday with the headline “Merkel knew about asylum failure” demonstrating that her support is declining steadily and the entire refugee crisis in Europe has been her making unilaterally without ever asking the leaders of other member states for their agreement. Frank-Jürgen Weise served as CEO of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit, the German Federal Agency for Employment from 2004 until 2017 and also during 2010 he chaired the ad-hoc Bundeswehr Structural Commission, and from 2015, Weise also headed of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. The Bild reports that Merkel knew the disaster she created and that there as “secret documents, which are to be kept under lock and key”.
Apparently, from the beginning of 2017 Weise is said to have found that the new management of the Office “in their professional experience has never experienced such a bad state of authority”. He had criticized the Federal Ministry of the Interior, which was led by Merkel’s confidant Thomas de Mazière, for mismanagement. The agency cannot explain how it can possibly manage the refugees no less consider increasing the refugee numbers. SPD General Secretary Lars Klingbeil calls Merkel’s (CDU) to quickly take a position on the events in the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf) position: “Angela Merkel also bears responsibility for the conditions in the Bamf.”
Merkel became the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Germany in 2000 and then Chancellor of Germany in 2005. Cyclically, it is highly likely that Germany will move into a political crisis once more and Merkel will no longer be head of state in 2019