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2iN1 News & English – Big rise in German attacks on migrant homes in 2015

Big rise in German attacks on migrant homes in 2015

More people on the move than ever before….

For weeks, the migrant crisis has dominated the headlines across Europe. Follow us for UPDATES EVERY DAY and extend your vocabulary at the same time! Start now by filling in the missing nouns/verbs in the text below. Then check your answers along with the explanation of the words marked in red right after the text

The German government says there have been almost 500 attacks on homes intended for asylum seekers this year – three times more than in 2014. German (1) I…………………………….. Minister Thomas de Maiziere called such violence “shameful”. Two-thirds of the attacks were carried out by locals who had no (2) previous criminal r……………………………… he said. Germany expects to (3) h………………………………. at least 800,000 asylum seekers this year. Bavaria’s leaders have demanded that Berlin restrict the numbers arriving. The southern state’s conservative CSU government (4) o………………………………. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy for refugees. Yet formally the CSU is (5) a………………………………… with her Christian Democrats (CDU). Many of the migrants reaching central Europe via the Balkans have expressed a wish to (6) s…………………………………… in Germany. Germans are (7) s………………………………………. over Ms Merkel’s welcome for refugees from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones. That welcome does not extend to non-EU economic migrants.

‘Security issue’

In a statement on Friday the Bavarian government threatened to go to the German Constitutional Court to compel the federal government to impose a cap on asylum seekers.Speaking at a news conference, Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said “we need to restrict immigration in order to maintain the public’s solidarity with those in need of protection”. He also said a cap on the numbers was necessary “to guarantee our domestic security”. He said the influx was not posing a terrorism threat, but “it’s a question of criminality in the broadest sense”.

Read the full article on the BBC HERE

VocabList

(1) Interior (responsible for home affairs)

(2) previous criminal record (crimes committed previously)

(3) host (to receive)

(4) opposes (not agree)

(5) allied with (to be in the same political group)

(6) settle (to live permanently)

(7) split over (to have differing views)

 

to compel: to force someone to do sg

cap: limit

premier: prime minister

influx: many people arriving at the same time

 

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