The former politician launched his book ‘Deutschland schafft sich ab’ (‘Germany abolishes itself’ on 30 August in Berlin. Criticism of Germany’s immigration policy is legitimate, writes the Italian, German and Austrian press, but don’t attack muslims. Translated European press review selection
German Federal Bank board member Thilo Sarrazin presented his book Deutschland schafft sich ab (Germany abolishes itself), which takes a critical perspective on Islam, on Monday in Berlin. Criticism of Germany’s immigration policy is legitimate, writes Europe’s press, but it should stop short of offending Muslims.
And finally it came to Germany, the all-disrupting debate about the Three I?s-Complex ? Immigration, Integration and Islam -, a debate which threatens to turn all established politics, as we know it upside down. Germany has been contaminated by moral panic, because of Deutschland schafft sich ab, a book by Thilo Sarrazin, a former SPD-politician and current boardmember of the Bundesbank. This has lead to tumultuous headlines and uproar in talk shows on German television.
For as long as I can remember EU membership was the big foreign policy goal of Turkey. Today the bubble that was Turkey?s EU dream has well and truly burst. Five years since Ankara began membership talks, the relationship is in worse shape than it has ever been, with growing ambivalence and opposition on both sides.