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De Standaard - Belgium | Monday, September 14, 2015

Germany forced to throw in the towel

Germany was forced to introduce border controls by Europe's failure to act, the liberal daily De Standaard believes: "Germany still wants to be a vanguard, but it won't play the role of Europe's dumb Dora. ... The fact that Europe so shamefully ignored Germany's initiative for a common stance on the refugee problem was destined to have grave consequences. A giant won't let itself be tortured by dwarves forever. Now there is precious little time to prevent a disaster. Germany was forced to throw in the towel, and that will lead to a shift of public opinion in the country. Anger will grow at the unwillingness of too many of its partners to act like Europeans. Europe is in for dark times."

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