Will Germany be the first to fall after accepting nearly a million refugees this year?
Turkey, Palestine & Yemen have all taken more refugees however, they are not coping well and that is hardly surprising as no country can cope with a huge influx of other people.
Germany's politics now seems to be baulking at the idea of taking in a huge number of refugees which would count as a U-Turn by the government, where would that put Angela Merkel?
Personally Angela Merkel will probably survive as there is no one else in Germany to take over, however it is the country and continent this piece is about rather than the leader.
Last week I wrote about Shengen and I consider it is finished:-
It now appears people more in the know than I are saying the same thing, so what is next?
I think it would be a disaster to return to individual borders if Europe wants to remain as a state so what can they do?
Firstly strengthen the outer circle.
Establish just where the outside border of Europe is as a whole [thinking of UK as an example] and place proper strong checks on anyone coming into the zone, this means relying on other countries to run and police these stations, now that might be a problem.
How about setting up a group specifically to deal with this 'outside border'?