26.11.15

German Interior Minister de Maiziere calls for European refugee cap

De Maiziere tells Austria's Der Standard: "When the quota is filled, there are no further entries in the year"

De Maiziere (r.) with Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Asselborn

Europe should set a limit on the number of refugees it takes in, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview with Der Standard. “Those most in need – from Syria and Irak – will be jointly chosen,” de Maiziere told the Austrian daily. “When the quota is filled, there are no further entries in the year," he said. See also our cepInput on the empirical and legal aspects of the refugee crisis.