By Steve Dellar   |  06-03-2018   News
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Germany wakes up to a loss in a friendly match against Austria as their ‘mannschaft’ team prepares for the world cup, but much more important, to fresh scandal for their Chancellor Ms Angela Merkel who is accused by several public employees of having kept quiet about an asylum scandal that has been making the front pages of the German press for weeks now.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The former head of Germany&#39;s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has alleged he twice warned Chancellor Angela Merkel about the excessive workload and demands being placed on agency staff. <a href="https://t.co/5rAWqTH3E1">https://t.co/5rAWqTH3E1</a></p>&mdash; dwnews (@dwnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/1003194652256817153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It would appear that several refugee centres approved asylum applications in great numbers due to high workload (and bribes).

Germany's conservative interior minister of Ms Merkel’s own party CDU-CSU, Mr Horst Seehofer, is coming under increased pressure from both within and outside the government over his handling of what has been described as "massive irregularities" in asylum cases.

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The biggest irregularity took place in the Bremen branch of the Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF), which admitted some 1,200 refugees without ever checking any of the asylum applications.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Ach was, echt? „Wir schaffen das“-Merkel wußte vom Asyl-Versagen und wollte alles geheim halten? Na, wer hätte das denn wohl gedacht? Allmählich scheinen selbst die Merkel-Propaganda Medien zu wackeln,.. <a href="https://t.co/2u6OiN4dLj">pic.twitter.com/2u6OiN4dLj</a></p>&mdash; Hugo Hugg (@HugoHugg1) <a href="https://twitter.com/HugoHugg1/status/1003193506037424128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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And today, not wanting to take the blame, the former head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Mr Frank-Jürgen Weise revealed in a tell-all interview to the Sunday newspapers that he told Chancellor Angela Merkel twice about his worries and grievances over irregularities with the agency’s staff.

Mr Weisse tried to take the blame off his agency, which he has now left, by stating: "The question that arises is how nobody could possibly have noticed the state of the agency's IT systems and procedural operations."

"It is inexplicable how, given the situation, it could be assumed that BAMF would be able to cope with the considerable influx in refugees."

The new management called in to replace Mr Weisse stated earlier this week that they had "never witnessed a government agency in such a bad state of affairs."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Den BAMF-Skandal wird Bundeskanzlerin Merkel nicht aussitzen können, schreibt BamS-Chefin <a href="https://twitter.com/marionhorn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@marionhorn</a> in ihrem Kommentar. <a href="https://t.co/AGkgfNywZL">https://t.co/AGkgfNywZL</a> <a href="https://t.co/FnE4R2DLBc">pic.twitter.com/FnE4R2DLBc</a></p>&mdash; BILD am SONNTAG (@BILDamSONNTAG) <a href="https://twitter.com/BILDamSONNTAG/status/1003196978136846336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The headlines in Germany’s Sunday newspapers therefore read: ‘Merkel Knew About Refugee Scandal in 2017 Already’, and Bild Am Sonntag, the Sunday version of Germany’s biggest newspaper Bild that stated ‘Das Asyl-Versagen ist Merkels Versagen’ or ‘The Asylum-failure is Merkel’s failure’.

The Chancellor’s office has not yet reacted to the news.

Source:

https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/bamf-affaere-merkel-war-offenbar-seit-2017-ueber-missstaende-informiert/22637052.html

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