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Merkel’s decision to accept 1.2 million refugees in Germany earns her UNESCO Peace Prize

The jury awarding the UNESCO Peace Prize has called former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s controversial decision to allow 500,000 migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea to enter Germany “an act of courage.” She was awarded the prize for her activities and efforts during the 2015 crisis when Germany unilaterally decided to open its borders […]