Merkel Criticises Eastern Europe for Unilateral Approach to Migrants

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Bulgaria: Merkel Criticises Eastern Europe for Unilateral Approach to Migrants German Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference in Mainz, Germany, January 09, 2016. EPA/BGNES

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized eastern European countries for acting independently and unilaterally in their response to the refugee crisis.

In particular, Merkel criticised the border controls imposed by Austria and several Balkan countries, which have left migrants stranded in Greece as they continue to arrive from Turkey.

Recently, Austria introduced daily cap on asylum applications, while Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia tightened their entry conditions.

Merkel was firm that Europe should not leave Greece all alone in dealing with the migrant crisis and that the EU can not allow Greece to fall into chaos.

In her opinion, the EU did not fight all the way to keep Greece in the eurozone just to allow it to plunge into chaos.

In an interview for public ARD television on Sunday, the German chancellor defended her decision to open German borders to migrants.

In her words, she had no Plan B on the migrant crisis and she would not change course, firmly rejecting proposed limit on migration.

Merkel was convinced that she was on the right track with efforts to redistribute refugees within Europe, while addressing the root causes of the migrant influx.

The refugee crisis will be discussed during the forthcoming EU-Turkey summit scheduled to take place on March 7 as well as at the meeting of European Council later in March.


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AlbenaC - 4 Mar 2016 // 12:05:00

Some Germans consider her pathological migrant addiction as a mental disease

Fr Jack Hackett - 3 Mar 2016 // 20:30:52

If Merkel had not opened the gates of Europe to all comers with no checks or IDs, Eastern European countries (or any others for that matter) would not have had to take any action at all.

Tania Oz - 3 Mar 2016 // 06:06:22

Satan's daughter needs to be dealt with. Surprised she is still around in more ways than one.

Ivailo Ivanov - 29 Feb 2016 // 18:47:19

If Germans cant get rid of Merkel and correct the EU politics... by by EU...... by by Germany. The future of Europe is in the hands of the Germans.. the rest of Europe had enough.

Rurik - 29 Feb 2016 // 17:58:26

Long live, Angela- hanum!

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