A joint article by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Economics Minister Gabriel advocating a European asylum system based on the principle of solidarity. Published in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” on 23 August 2015.
Europe is facing a great challenge for our generation. Never before have so many people fled political persecution and war as today, many of whom seek refuge here with us in Europe. In view of the crises in our neighbourhood, we must assume that this could remain the case for years. As Europeans,