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Czech Republic: Merkel and Czech PM Sobotka find common ground in Prague01:39

Czech Republic: Merkel and Czech PM Sobotka find common ground in Prague

Czech Republic, Prague
August 25, 2016 at 17:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

The commonalities between Germany and the Czech Republic outweigh the differences, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated after a meeting with the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka in Prague on Thursday.

The two heads of states arranged talks to overcome their differences concerning EU migrant policies ahead of the EU summit in Bratislava on September 16. According to Merkel, they agree on a variety of issues such as the EU-Turkey agreement and external border security. The two governments' opinions differ on the allocation of new arrivals in the EU.

Earlier, the German Chancellor was greeted by pro- and anti-Angela Merkel protesters. Her approval ratings have dropped significantly in the Czech Republic, due to her stance on how to address the migrant crisis.

Czech Republic: Merkel and Czech PM Sobotka find common ground in Prague01:39
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The commonalities between Germany and the Czech Republic outweigh the differences, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated after a meeting with the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka in Prague on Thursday.

The two heads of states arranged talks to overcome their differences concerning EU migrant policies ahead of the EU summit in Bratislava on September 16. According to Merkel, they agree on a variety of issues such as the EU-Turkey agreement and external border security. The two governments' opinions differ on the allocation of new arrivals in the EU.

Earlier, the German Chancellor was greeted by pro- and anti-Angela Merkel protesters. Her approval ratings have dropped significantly in the Czech Republic, due to her stance on how to address the migrant crisis.

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