EU Asylum Policy after the German Election: The Case for Flexible Solidarity among EU Member States
In the campaign for the German federal election, schedule to take place on September 24, asylum policy has only recently entered the public debate. The turning point may have been the televised debate on September 3 between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main contender, Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament. The pair spent a large portion of their air time discussing asylum policy and the economic and social integration of refugees. However, and notably, they did not disagree on anything substantial.