World Germany's Schaeuble says if Muslim migrants don't like Europe, go elsewhere

10:36  13 april  2017
10:36  13 april  2017 Source:   Reuters

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BERLIN - Muslims who migrate to Europe should understand that there are better places for them to live if they do not want to accept the European way of life, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday.

REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch. BERLIN Muslims who migrate to Europe should understand that there are better places for them to live if they do not want to accept the European way of life, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday. Such migrants who do not accept

German Finance Minister Schaeuble attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin © REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke German Finance Minister Schaeuble attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin

Muslims who migrate to Europe should understand that there are better places for them to live if they do not want to accept the European way of life, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday.

Such migrants who do not accept Europe's way of living should be told "you have made the wrong decision", Schaeuble said during a round table discussion in Berlin.

"There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe," he added.

Turning to the euro zone, he said that if European countries want to keep the euro, they must implement the common currency's framework of joint responsibility.

(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Alison Williams)

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