Merkel ally pro­poses Europe en­try ban for se­ri­ous crimes

Malta Independent - - World -

A close ally of Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel is propos­ing a life­long en­try ban to Europe for asy­lum-seek­ers con­victed of se­ri­ous crimes. An­negret Kramp-Kar­ren­bauer told daily Frank­furterAll­ge­meine in an in­ter­view pub­lished Fri­day that such a sanction should be con­sid­ered for mi­grants who are de­ported af­ter serv­ing their sen­tences. Kramp-Kar­ren­bauer, the gen­eral sec­re­tary of Merkel’s Chris­tian Demo­cratic Union, is one of three high-pro­file can­di­dates vy­ing to suc­ceed her as party leader next month. A for­mer state gov­er­nor, Kram­pKar­ren­bauer sug­gested the en­try ban should cover Europe’s en­tire 26-na­tion Schen­gen zone, where pass­port-free travel is pos­si­ble. Kramp-Kar­ren­bauer cited the case of an al­leged gang rape in the south­west­ern city of Freiburg last month, in which sev­eral Syr­ian men are among the sus­pects. The main sus­pect in the case was also wanted on drugs charges.

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