German Chancellor placed a ban on the families of up to three million people who arrived in Germany during the migrant crisis to join their relatives.
It's unfortunate that Merkel's government imposed the ban, which applies to women, children and elderly relatives from war torn countries. The ban will be effective for two years after Germany revealed that the crisis will cost £37bn this year.
Shortly after the Bundestag voted to speed up deportation and mandatory finger printing, new details have emerged outlining that the country needs 300,000 people a year for the next 40 years to curb population decline.
Surprisingly, a leaked report indicates that Merkel's government said that the country would need to take in 12m migrants over the next four decades to keep the country's population stable.
The staggering figures which were released by the Rheinische Post are only set to enrage the far-right voters who are already twirling after almost 2.2 million migrants flooded into the country back in 2015. A new report drafted by the Government admits that the issue of migrant integration is very controversial. The refugee integration report points out that based on experience, the process will not be easy and will last longer than it was initially hoped to take.
Merkel's government is also under pressure after it was deemed that 345,000 new homes will have to be built each year to house those travelling to the country to live. However, the cost of living is rising in Germany is rising with rents becoming unmanageable.
The Chancellor remains resolute despite the impending battle that she'll face with the former EU president Martin Schulz ahead of September's national election.
Merkel travelled to Stuttgart to pick up an award for her migrant crisis which has mostly been condemned in Germany and other nations. Surprisingly, she said that she'll continue on her path, appearing to ignore the many terror attacks that have been taking place.