CDU Secretary General Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer started a general year of service for asylum seekers. Therefore, more acceptance for refugees must be created.
CDU Secretary General Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer stated in the debate on a general duty of obligation that asylum seekers should also have a service year in Germany. "When refugees, voluntarily or compulsorily, put an end to their integration into state and society for a year," Kramp-Karrenbauer told the newspapers of the Funke media group and the French newspaper Ouest-France (Saturday editions). In the population this will also "increase the acceptance that refugees live with us".
Recent requirements have been set in the Union for the reintroduction of mandatory military service or the establishment of a general service obligation. Kramp-Karrenbauer said that many in the CDU said that this service should last a year and apply to men and women. "And they also assume that the service is not only for German citizens, but also for refugees and asylum seekers who have reached the legal age and live in Germany." She believes that this is a "worth considering approach".
"Serving society can strengthen cohesion"
In the CDU there is great sympathy for making the service mandatory, the Secretary-General added: "I am not entirely determined," Kramp-Karrenbauer said and referred to the mandatory year in the Nazi era. For the new policy program of the CDU, they say that four models of a service year will be developed. "One of them will be represented in the next election campaign," she announced.
Many CDU members have the impression that the rights and duties of a citizen are no longer in the right proportion, Kramp-Karrenbauer said. Many people looked more and more at themselves. "Serving society and the home country can strengthen cohesion."