Or twenty-six to one, if you prefer.
Figures released Tuesday by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, show that around 420,000 asylum requests were processed in Germany in the first nine months of 2016 – more than in all other 27 EU countries combined.
Those are just the ones that have been processed, by the way. They’re kind of behind at the moment for some reason.
And always remember the essence of German policy-making: The last thing that Germany ever wants to do at any time ever like as in absolutely never is to go a Sonderweg (separate path).
In Deutschland sind in den ersten drei Quartalen 2016 einem Bericht zufolge mehr Asylanträge gestellt und bearbeitet worden als in den übrigen 27 EU-Staaten zusammen.