Political Risk

After Assaults in Cologne, Merkel Proposes Tougher Asylum Laws

“As Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed tougher laws regulating asylum seekers in the wake of the New Year’s Eve assaults on scores of women in Cologne, the city again bristled with violent tension on Saturday. The scene near the square where the assaults occurred was a tableau of the doubts and perils coursing through Germany with the arrival of more than a million migrants in the past year. In the afternoon, the police clashed with right-wing protesters opposed to Islam while leftists rallied against sexism and nationalism.”

Source: After Assaults in Cologne, Merkel Proposes Tougher Asylum Laws – The New York Times

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