Germany threatens aid cuts over asylum seeker return

After Germany threatened aid cuts to countries refusing to return rejected asylum seekers, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière told ARD public TV that he "fully supports this idea" on January 8, 2017Germany threatened on Sunday to end development aid to countries that refuse to take back rejected asylum seekers, a response to failings which kept the suspected Berlin attacker from being deported. “Those who do not cooperate sufficiently cannot hope to benefit from our development aid,” Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Der Spiegel in an interview published this weekend. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told ARD public television on Sunday that he “fully supports this idea”.


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