Angela Merkel travel to Heidenau, visit refugee centre

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor looking forward to visit refugee centre, hit by violent protests.

Angela Merkel, a 61 year-old German Chancellor since 2005 and a former research scientist will visit Heidenau, in Saxony, Wednesday. With intention to meet police, volunteers and refugees at the emergency shelter in a disused DIY store.

Authorities believed that planned shelter for asylum seekers in Nauen near Berlin was destroyed in a fire, likely to have been arson attack, Tuesday morning. The attack is the latest in a wave of anti-immigrant incidents in Germany, as the country prepares to host a record of thousands asylum seekers. Police then implemented investigation, suspected arson attack where some hundreds asylum seekers due to be housed, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident though the hall was destroyed overnight.

Her spokesman stated, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Wednesday visit a refugee centre which was hit by violent far-right protests. She will meet asylum seekers, volunteers and security forces in the town of Heidenau, near Dresden. Merkel will be accompanied by the state premier of Saxony.

Merkel had stated, the main aim of her government would be to reduce unemployment, this issue on which her government will be judge. She then reportedly indicated to run for a fourth term in 2017. She was promoted as Minister for the Environment and Nuclear Safety in 1994 which build her political career and gave her greater political visibility. She became longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union in 26 March 2014 and named several times in the Time 100, she is currently the Senior G7 leader. May this year, Angela Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world for a record seventh time by Forbes. IMAGE/REUTERS/INA FASSBENDER

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