Erfurt: coalition debate: Thuringia wants to take 1000 refugees

According to a controversial debate in the red-red-green coalition's migration Minister Dirk Adams (Green) now proposes the inclusion of up to 1000 people from

Erfurt: coalition debate: Thuringia wants to take 1000 refugees

According to a controversial debate in the red-red-green coalition's migration Minister Dirk Adams (Green) now proposes the inclusion of up to 1000 people from refugee camps on the Greek Islands. You should come in the period up to the end of 2022, and after the usual identity to customs and security check to obtain a residence permit for two years in the free state, like Adams, the German press Agency said in Erfurt. "I hope that on Tuesday a decision in the Cabinet comes."

About how many would be able to absorb refugees in Thüringen, when the Federal government of the appropriate regulatory consents, had Green, the SPD and the Left discussed in the last few weeks, controversial. Different Figures were discussed - first, there was talk of up to 250 unaccompanied, underage refugees, then of 500 refugees of all ages and, most recently, of the 2000 refugees.

In the Greek Islands, where thousands of refugees are sitting in overcrowded Bearings must be prevented a humanitarian catastrophe, explains Adams, the Initiative. Thuringia does not want to make a contribution - however, when alone, said the Minister. It is a misunderstanding, if the proposal for a country programme was interpreted by some that way.

Adams: "We will do this only with the Federal government together, not against the Federal government and in close communication with the local authorities." Required a consent of the Federal government, which have also better options than Thuringia was to organise the reception of refugees. "I am counting on the fact that the Federal government joins in the dialogue."

When a first number is fixed, he'll find also the interview with the circles and circle-free cities in Thuringia, announced Adams. Across the country there are 19 000 intake places for refugees, of which 11 000 are occupied.

The inclusion of 1000 refugees would be spread over two and a half years, so Adams. Including 100 unaccompanied minors could be years. The cost estimated would be five to ten million Euro per year. He led talks with Finance Minister Heike Taubert (SPD).

The Federal government has so far brought only store 47 unaccompanied children and young people from the refugee, which were distributed to a quarantine in some States. Thuringia was not there. Alone in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos more than 20 000 people to live.

dpa
Updated Date: 23 May 2020, 18:26

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