European Council president Donald Tusk tells Angela Merkel that Germany needs to do more to help secure Europe’s external borders
Germany needs to be tougher in the refugee crisis and do more to help secure Europe’s external borders, the president of the European Council has warned Angela Merkel.
|European Council President Donald Tusk AFP/Getty|
Donald Tusk praised the German government’s readiness to accept hundreds of thousands of migrants, describing its leadership role as “the most liberal and tolerant in European history”.
But he urged the German chancellor to do more to control the migrant influx to ensure the EU’s borders are properly protected.
Thousands of migrants marched across the border
between Croatia into Slovenia
Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
“I understand why, due to historical reasons, Germany may have difficulty setting up a strict regime on its [own] borders,” he said ahead of a meeting with Mrs Merkel in Berlin.
“But for Germany, European leadership responsibility also means controlling Europe’s external borders decisively if necessary, in accordance with pan-European unity.”
EU leaders are expected to attend a fifth migrant crisis summit on Thursday, after the EU-Africa conference in Malta on Wednesday, where the discussion will also focus on migration.
Germany has taken in 758,000 asylum seekers between January and October, with some estimates putting the number of asylum applications at one million by the end of the year.Read the rest of the story HERE Follow a link to a related story and view a related video below:
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