Changing lanes, immigration law and EU external borders – the SPD, FDP and Greens have put their first thoughts on paper when it comes to migration and refugees. The CSU expresses fears.
Munich – highly controversial, extremely exciting. On the subject of migration, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s last term of office in 2018 almost failed. The break between the CDU and its sister party, the CSU, was at stake when Interior Minister Horst Seehofer drove the Chancellor, and thus the alliance, to the abyss on the issue of rejections at the border. The Groko almost burst by then.
What does a possibly future traffic light coalition want to do differently? First of all, in her exploratory paper under point 10 “Germany’s responsibility for Europe and the world”, she acknowledges a “humanitarian responsibility that arises from the Basic Law, the Geneva Convention on Refugees and the European Convention on Human Rights”. (Exploratory paper in full)
Migration issue: This is what the traffic light parties are planning according to the exploratory paper
The SPD, FDP and the Greens want to work with their European partners to “make efforts to end dying in the Mediterranean as well as suffering at the European external borders. We want to regulate the procedures for refugee migration and combat the exploitative conditions on the escape routes ”. Asylum procedures, procedures for family reunification and returns are to be accelerated and legal channels created. Agreements with third countries on migration are intended to help. (Also interesting: the traffic light parties are planning that with Hartz IV).
All three parties are aware that none of the major tasks of our time as a country can be mastered alone. The European Union (EU) should be strengthened, it said. “We will make our foreign, security and development policy more value-based and more European.”
Skilled immigration law is to come
The traffic light parties should not have been wrestling for the skilled worker immigration law for too long. In point 8 “Freedom and security, equality and diversity in modern democracy” it clearly states: “Germany is a modern country of immigration.” Therefore, one wants to create a modern nationality law. The SPD, Greens and FDP therefore want to make the Skilled Workers Immigration Act more practicable – including the point system “as a second pillar for attracting qualified skilled workers”.
There should also be relief when it comes to changing lanes. “Those who are well integrated in Germany and provide for their own livelihood should be able to obtain legally secure residence status more quickly.”
CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt has sharply criticized the exploratory paper by the SPD, Greens and FDP. “This is not the basis for a progressive coalition, but for left-wing reverie. The traffic light is clearly red, ”said Dobrindt on Friday in Berlin. It was “a departure from the principle of humanity and order in migration towards dissolving the distinction between asylum and labor migration,” said Dobrindt.
CDU boss Armin Laschet judged differently on Saturday afternoon at the Junge Union’s Germany Day: The traffic light’s exploratory paper was “in order”. There are some things that are involved “We can also participate”. But the traffic lights are measured by their actions.