Thursday

8th Dec 2016

Ticker

Merkel criticises eastern Europe's plan to shut borders

German chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday criticised an eastern European proposal to close the Balkan refugee route and promised to push instead for the EU-Turkey plan. "Do we really want to give up already and close the Greek-Macedonian-Bulgarian border?" she asked, warning of dire consequences for the passport-free Schengen area.

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