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Germany: "Europe must act collectively" to solve refugee crisis - Merkel01:39

Germany: "Europe must act collectively" to solve refugee crisis - Merkel

Germany, Leipzig
September 20, 2015 at 09:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

The 'ver.di' conference kicked off in Leipzig on Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel giving the opening speech. In her address, she referred to the challenges the country is currently facing, focusing on the need for European unity in regards to the current refugee crisis rocking the continent.

"Germany cannot shoulder this task alone," she said, emphasising that the upcoming talks between European Union leaders will "reveal" the "future" capabilities of Europe. The German leader underlined the need for a "strong" Europe and not "only a strong" Germany."

EU interior ministers meet on Tuesday, ahead of the bloc's leaders who meet on Wednesday. All parties are expected to debate the relocation of 120,000 asylum seekers over a two-year period. Ahead of the meetings, Merkel reminded officials that the EU "advocates the same values," the "same asylum policy," and the same "open borders between member states."

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The 'ver.di' conference kicked off in Leipzig on Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel giving the opening speech. In her address, she referred to the challenges the country is currently facing, focusing on the need for European unity in regards to the current refugee crisis rocking the continent.

"Germany cannot shoulder this task alone," she said, emphasising that the upcoming talks between European Union leaders will "reveal" the "future" capabilities of Europe. The German leader underlined the need for a "strong" Europe and not "only a strong" Germany."

EU interior ministers meet on Tuesday, ahead of the bloc's leaders who meet on Wednesday. All parties are expected to debate the relocation of 120,000 asylum seekers over a two-year period. Ahead of the meetings, Merkel reminded officials that the EU "advocates the same values," the "same asylum policy," and the same "open borders between member states."

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