Sven Mikser stated the representatives reaffirmed NATO's commitment to its open door policy."Macedonia and Greece have demonstrated good will in trying to solve the Macedonia name dispute,'' said Mr Mikser, referring to the disputed name of the former Yugoslav republic, which is also the historical name of a northern Greek region incorporating parts of present day Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia and Kosovo as well as Greek territory and the whole of the current state of Macedonia.''Hopefully this situation will make it possible to welcome Macedonia as the 30th member of NATO next year," Mr Mikser added, according to ministry spokespersons.Common valuesMr Mikser went on to explain that the NATO accession perspective will increase regional stability and foster the development of common values."It is a process which will improve safety in the NATO neighbourhood and consequently the safety of its allies," he said.The next steps in relations between NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina were also … [Read more...] about NATO open door policy set to continue says foreign minister
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0 Have your say Immigration has been a deeply divisive issue in England for years. But in Scotland there is a marked difference. Scots as a whole tend not to see immigration – a prominent issue in the Brexit referendum campaign – as a cause for division and acrimony. Indeed, because of Scotland’s particular demographic circumstances, immigration is far more widely viewed as a necessity. There are problems – regulatory and economic – in running an “open door” immigration policy. But Scotland’s main political parties are agreed on the need to encourage more migration. Indeed, as both the SNP administration and a recent paper from the Reform Scotland have argued, there is a compelling case for Scotland to be exempted from the immigrant visa cap that the Westminster government is seeking to apply across the UK as a whole. So should Scotland have an open door? Many believe so. But there are both domestic considerations and practical … [Read more...] about Bill Jamieson: How open is an open door policy for Brexit Scotland?
ANGELA Merkel’s 13-year reign of power could be coming to an end as the row over Germany’s “open door” immigration policy intensifies. Merkel, 63, could be toppled in days as her coalition partners, the Christian Social Union (CSU), plan to defy her and start turning away border migrants as soon as today. What exactly are the two sides split on? The Chancellor is currently caught up in a row with her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, a member of the CSU. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) want a new deal at EU level over migrants after she was heavily criticised over her open door policy in 2015 when she allowed in about one million people. Seehofer wants the authorities to have the power to turn away undocumented migrants at the border if they have already been registered in another EU country or if they do not have any formal ID. Could the division topple Merkel from power? The split could easily see the downfall of the Chancellor who is often referred … [Read more...] about Germany threatens to start turning migrants away at the border TODAY as Merkel’s ‘open door’ policy to refugees leaves her facing the axe
Islamic Immigrants In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged tolerance and said Islam is part of German society. Her remarks could mark the start of a new, more open-door approach to immigration in Germany. Published on January 13, 2015 10:27 am Why it matters Why it matters The German chancellor is calling on politicians to liberalize Germany’s immigration laws in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Facts Facts Chancellor Merkel’s assertion “Islam belongs to Germany” contradicts majority opinion. Mrs. Merkel had been a tepid supporter of immigration, once declaring “multiculturalism is dead.” Many German politicians want a points system for highly skilled immigrants. Audio Pdf Calling for greater tolerance after the Paris attacks, Chancellor Angela Merkel is using the tragedy to push Germany in a direction the country has been reluctant to go for decades — toward a … [Read more...] about Merkel’s Open-Door Policy
The German right-wing party "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) has filed a complaint against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the German Die Zeit newspaper reported, referring to AfD's lawyer Stefan Brandner. The complaint was submitted to the Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe in connection with the government's migration policy, which AfD has repeatedly criticized. According to AfD, when Merkel decided to keep the borders open for refugees, she violated the right of the Bundestag to participate in the decision-making process. READ MORE: Removing the Veil: Facts About Migrant No-Go Areas in Germany The party demands to verify the constitutionality of Merkel's decision to open the border with Austria for refugees, adopted in September 2015. The move has been vividly debated in social media. Some Internet users expressed their support for AfD. I said it once and I will say it … [Read more...] about German AfD Party Sues Merkel Amid Open-Door Policy Toward Migrants