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Merkel Fears Germany May Fall Apart in the New Year – German Media

In a published version of her speech, Merkel warned German citizens against racial hatred. For the first time, her New Year’s address will be broadcasted with Arabic and English subtitles, German magazine Spiegel wrote.

The German Chancellor urged her compatriots to avoid racist practices, thus preventing a split in German society.

“We should not follow those who — with coldness and even hatred in their hearts — make judgments about what it means to be German, and seek to exclude others from this definition,” the magazine cited a part of Merkel’s speech.

The German Chancellor was resolute that the decision to accept refuge

es from other countries was correct and called on Germans to unite and believe that the integration of immigrants into the European society would only be beneficial for the country


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