On October 10 2010 the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, told a meeting of her party's youth wing that the idea of people from different cultural backgrounds living happily "side by side" did not work. She said the onus was on immigrants to do more to integrate into German society.
"This [multicultural] approach has failed, utterly failed.'More recently a German Green Party politician called Dr. Stefanie von Berg told the Hamburg parliament
"Our society will change. Our society will change radically. In 20-30 years there will no longer be a German majority. We will live in a supercultural society. This is what we will have in the future. And I want to make it very clear, especially to right-wingers: This is a good thing!"