Here, in my rush translations from the original German-language reports at German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten) are the key reports and headlines:


The most important consequence of the EU summit is not in the official statement. A plan long discussed, now finalizing: Germany takes the majority of refugees from Turkey, and oil and gas pipelines will replace Russian oil and gas to Europe by Saudi oil and Qatari gas.

Europe’s energy supply should result in future Syria

According to Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the leaders of the European Union mutually agreed with Turkey to cut Russia out of the EU gas market, cut Qatar [a U.S. ally] in. They agreed in the early hours of Friday on a refugee-&-gas-pipeline package to be approved by the Turkish government.

This agreement will substantially correspond to the Pact of Angela Merkel with Turkish President Erdogan. But it apparently comprises only a small portion of the prepared between Germany, Turkey and the USA.

Gerald Knaus, director of the Soros-funded think tank “European Stability Initiative” (ESI), for many months now has been advising Chancellor Angela Merkel on the refugee crisis. His ESI submitted the plan in October.

The original plan consists of two parts: On the one hand, Germany should, during the coming year, “grant 500,000 Syrian refugees asylum, who are now in Turkey.” Other European countries may participate, but on a voluntary basis. At the same time Turkey will take from Greece “all new migrants.”

Knaus, himself Austrian, told the Viennese daily the press, that “in the background, a more radical idea has already been largely negotiated” which will “probably very soon be announced“: Knaus said that a “coalition of the willing” will take 900 Syrians per day — “no matter how many Syrians come to Greece.” This would be about 300,000 people per year — slightly less than in the original Soros plan.



Angela Merkel: Closing Europe’s borders would plunge Greece into ‘crisis’

Merkel Gives Government Declaration Prior To EU Summit

Angela Merkel has warned that moves to close Europe’s borders to refugees risk plunging Greece into “chaos”.


“Do you really think all the countries who fought last year to keep Greece in the eurozone can let it plunge into chaos a year later?” the German chancellor said.


Her warning came hours just before a crowd of migrants broke through a barbed-wire fence on the Greek-Macedonian border with a battering ram on Monday.


Austria is leading moves by several countries to stop the flood of asylum-seekers into Europe by closing Greece’s northern borders.

Angela Merkel: Refugee Challenge ‘Is My Damn Duty’ — but Check Out What the German Public Thinks


Despite Merkel’s commitment to finding a pan-European solution to the influx of asylum seekers, a new public opinion survey showed how at odds her approach is to the preferences of Germans, nine out of 10 of whom favor a cap on migrants.

Asked how many asylum seekers Germany should accept per year, 89 percent of respondents said the number should either be limited or that no migrants should be accepted, the English-language website The Local reported Monday.

While 1.1 million asylum seekers arrived in Germany just last year, the Infratest poll showed that only 11 percent of Germans thought an unlimited number of migrants should be accepted in their country moving forward.

Twenty-one percent of Germans said no more asylum seekers should be accepted at all, the poll showed.

Merkel expressed concern that Greece could plunge into “chaos” following a move from neighboring countries to close their borders to migrants.

“Do you seriously believe that all the euro states that last year fought all the way to keep Greece in the eurozone — and we were the strictest — can one year later allow Greece to, in a way, plunge into chaos?” Merkel said in a TV interview, referring to the bailout of Greece following its debt crisis.



Maaz, who was noted for his work studying the psychological impact of government repression on the population of the former East Germany, told Huffington Post Germany that Merkel’s “emotional” decision to open the country’s borders to a flood of refugees was an expression of her own rampant narcissism.

According to Maaz, Merkel being dubbed the “most powerful woman in the world” has left her incapable of handling criticism and prone to hubris, with the psychiatrist adding that the German leader has, “lost touch with reality.”

Top Psychiatrist: Angela Merkel is Having a “Mental Breakdown”

Dutch men put on mini-skirts to support victims of sex attacks (VIDEO, PHOTOS)


Currently, police state that some of the attackers were men of “Arab of North African origin,” and 19 suspects were detained.

The reports triggered a wave of anti-refugee demonstrations all over Germany, with protesters criticizing Merkel’s open-door policy.

Two weeks into 2016, Merkel’s party urged for a tougher immigration regime: the secretary-general of the CDU party called on the country’s security forces to start deporting 1,000 asylum seekers, denying them refuge.




German Chancellor Angela Merkel should give her New Year address to the nation with Arabic subtitles, so that the migrants and refugees who have arrived in Germany this year will be able to understand the speech, Germany’s Commissioner for Integration has suggested.

“The refugees are THE theme of this year,” Commissioner Aydan Ozoguz told the German newspaper Bild.

Merkel’s 2016 New Year Speech May Come With Arabic Subtitles

Merkel to run for fourth term in 2017: Der Spiegel

German Chancellor Merkel speaks during a session of Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has governed Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, Der Spiegel news magazine said on Saturday in an unsourced report.

Peter Tauber, secretary general of Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) party and effectively its campaign manager, declined to comment directly when asked by Reuters about the report.