Christian Democratic interior ministers are calling for more security as well as changes to integration policy. It’s only a coincidence that their paper is coming out during the election campaign, they say. The room is really too small. Journalists and camera teams are crammed next to each other and whispers of frustration pass occasionally back and forth.
Taking up even more space than the media and the three ministers they are there to see, however, are the two elephants in the room. No burqas in public service German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and his state-level counterparts from the Christian Democrats (CDU) convened in Berlin to talk security and integration. Three … continue reading