Angela Merkel defends Germany’s refugee policy after attacks
German chancellor says country will stick to its principles in aftermath of wave of violence
#Angela Merkel has delivered a staunch defence of her open-door policy towards #refugees, insisting she feels no guilt over a series of violent attacks in #Germany and was right to allow hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees to arrive last summer.
“A rejection of the humanitarian stance we took could have led to even worse consequences,” the German chancellor said, adding that the assailants “wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need. We firmly reject this.”