dne / HB FRANKFURT / BERLIN. "Germany was and is an immigration country in which more of the labor market is controlled, because professionals players need role must," said Zimmerman Handelsblatt Online overlooking today with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in Berlin, taking place Integration Summit. "This situation must be one of politics and society are finally being recognized."
Nevertheless expected Zimmermann, who is also director of the Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor, no clear appointments. The summit intends to devote himself rightly a national action plan, which should in particular the integration of cultural openness and strengthening of language skills, the recognition of foreign university degrees play a central role. "Would be given the large differences in the government and the large number of participants of the groups involved in the complexity of the issue but any clear agreement as a big surprise," said Zimmerman. "I expect, however, that the looming skills shortage, which threatens the growth of Germany in the future, will not be denied."
Improving and accelerating the recognition of qualifications was "only a first step towards a market-driven labor migration policy that uses a point system," the President DIW said. Such a policy was overdue. "The summit can offer no solution for it, but he can prepare the ground for a regime change."
Educational deficits and barriers to the advancement of immigrants in Germany are to be specifically eliminated. The goal is integration of the fourth summit. The approximately 120 participants include politicians, migrant representatives, and representatives from business and public life.
Integration should be mandatory and verifiable, said the Commissioner for Integration Maria Böhmer (CDU). Within a year, a National Action Plan to be developed. In education, German language skills and training are provided clear objectives.
"Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world live well integrated among us and with us," Merkel told the Passauer Neue Presse. The Summit should encourage immigrants to emulate them. Many citizens would know where integration does not succeed, "is sometimes not even try." Children from immigrant families would break down twice as likely to drop out of school, foreign adolescents were twice as likely to no training. Among migrants there are more Hartz IV recipients. "This must change." The Chancellor confirmed that it was for a failed multicultural illusion.
She complained that there are currently more people left Germany than would come here. Thus did back many Turkish-born university graduates in Turkey. Given the search for skilled workers must facilitate the immigration rules will be checked.
Boehmer said he was optimistic: "Our country can raise the potential of people from immigrant families and strengthen the cohesion of society." They described it as a great success that by 2010 more than 700 000 migrants were to participate in integration courses – more than half a voluntary basis.
In new individual agreements should be established, what immigrants have to support and what it should be announced Böhmer. Through better recognition of foreign qualifications should also approximately 300 000 qualified immigrants can be obtained.
Of the countries called for more efforts Bohemian. "The countries have promised that the proportion of early school leavers with foreign children should be reduced to the level as German children," she told the news agency dpa. The quota for immigrant children, however, amounts to 13 percent and Germany’s only seven percent. "The gap is higher considerably." The Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Cornelia Pieper (FDP), told the AP: "A better integration policies fail on countries currently selfishness in education policy."
The President of the German cities, Frankfurt Mayor Petra Roth (CDU), stressed that integration problems would be created by unemployment, aid dependency, or little education. "If communities are to take preventive action, they need to ensure financial flexibility."
The Greens criticized, beautiful words and photo opportunities with Merkel stood in opposition to the course of the CDU and FDP. "There is no more money adjusted for integration courses, participate so that all interested parties can still be meaningful integration policy measures continue in the municipalities on the project, social city," said Group Vice Josef Winkler.
His colleague, Mr Memet Kilic said against the background of different positions at the Federal President, Chancellor and Bohemian of a "national plan irritation," I propose the Union to participate in an integration course followed by a 30 – hour orientation course before. " SPD General Secretary Andrea Nahles warned immigrants to make scapegoats.
Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (FDP) opposed deportations integrated minors. It should not be referred to the country, meet all the requirements for integration, she told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.