Augsburg (AP) - In the dispute over the admission of migrants from the burned down Greek camp Moria, Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth attacks Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) sharply.
"Horst Seehofer's announcement that only between 100 and 150 minors from Moria will be admitted to Germany is a total failure of the Interior Minister," said the Green politician of the "Augsburger Allgemeine".
The commitment corresponds to only a fraction of the offers to accept almost 180 municipalities and several federal states.
"With his rejection, Seehofer makes himself jointly responsible for the inhuman suffering on Europe's doorstep", criticized Roth.
It is now Prime Minister Angela Merkel's turn.
"I expect the Chancellor to make use of her authority to issue guidelines and to enable a generous reception in Germany."
If other EU member states join in, that would be a good sign, said Roth.
But the Federal Republic must now take the first courageous step.
According to Seehofer, the federal government is already working to quickly take in more migrants from Moria.
“It is very important to me personally that we find a quick solution for families with children.
Admitting the 400 unaccompanied minors is only the first step.
The second step will follow », the CSU politician had declared in Berlin.
In the morning Seehofer announced that ten European countries are taking part in the admission of 400 unaccompanied minors.
A large part - 100 to 150 each - will be taken in by Germany and France.
The Moria camp was almost completely destroyed in several simultaneous fires on Wednesday night.
Instead of the planned almost 3,000 migrants, more than 12,000 people were housed there.
Some of the migrants are said to have started fire after quarantine was ordered for the residents of the camp due to corona infections.
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