Germany to place limits on number of refugees allowed in
The country opened its borders to thousands of refugees and migrants from across the world.
SWITZERLAND - As the worldwide refugee and immigrant crisis takes centre stage at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Germany says limits will be placed on the number of refugees entering the country soon.
The country opened its borders to thousands of refugees and migrants from across the world, despite some backlash from other European countries.
In a statement, Gauck says the limits are morally and politically necessary, to preserve the state's ability to function.
He cautioned that if democrats do not discuss limitation, populists and xenophobes will ultimately set the limit.
Gauck also called on other European countries to renew their efforts to create a more inclusive continent.
The issue is receiving the country's full attention just days after German Vice Chancellor Angela Merkel withdrew from the forum to address the continuous influx of migrants into Germany.
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