Award for Merkel over migration policy during 2015 crisis raises eyebrows on social media

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‘German chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded a prize for her migration policy during the refugee influx in 2015, raising a few eyebrows among some politicians and people on social media.

The prize hailed Merkel’s “civil courage” over her handling of the refugee influx into the EU and Germany in particular.

“It’s a bit strange, because one is used to spending the whole day fighting,” Merkel said, apparently referring to the harsh criticism she received following the adoption of her so called ‘open-door’ migration policy. During her acceptance speech however, she did not elaborate on the refugee crisis itself, but called for “solidarity in Europe.”’

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