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German president appeals for tolerance towards migrants

23.05.14 @ 09:24

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German President Joachim Gauck Thursday appealed for more tolerance towards immigrants, with numbers at a 20-year high. "Our country needs immigration. We won't lose ourselves if we accept variety," he said in Berlin. Gauck is left-leaning, while Chancellor Merkel's centre-right coalition is pushing for a more restrictive immigration policy.

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