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Germany: Merkel holds joint press conference with Croatian PM03:07

Germany: Merkel holds joint press conference with Croatian PM

Germany, Berlin
December 12, 2016 at 17:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic expressed that they were united on issues such at the EU's immigration policy and the conflict in the Ukraine, following talks in Berlin, on Monday.

Merkel stated, "We have the same attitude towards the conflict in the Ukraine with regards to Russia. We present the same opinion in regards to immigration policy, last year Croatia was strongly affected and we made progress in our combined effort in the European Union's agenda."

Plenkovic stressed that Croatia has accepted a certain number of migrants and will continue to stand alongside those obligations in finding a common European solution to the migrant crisis, he added, "In this sense in the past months we have sent our people to participate in the structures of the European Border and Coast Guard and in the structure of Frontex and in Greece and bilaterally in Macedonia and towards Bulgaria. In this regard we want to give our contribution to find a way a common solution and find the correct measures for solidarity in the levels of the European Union to solve this question."

Merkel also expressed her condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after 38 people killed and 155 wounded in explosions at a football stadium in Istanbul, where most of the casualties were police officers, she stressed, "This is very tragic incident, directly for the people who work in the police and try to ensure security there. I can only talk about measures and consequences very generally. This was a dramatic and horrible crime which should be solved within the legal framework, which applies to everything that happens. But this murder was really dramatic."

Germany: Merkel holds joint press conference with Croatian PM03:07
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic expressed that they were united on issues such at the EU's immigration policy and the conflict in the Ukraine, following talks in Berlin, on Monday.

Merkel stated, "We have the same attitude towards the conflict in the Ukraine with regards to Russia. We present the same opinion in regards to immigration policy, last year Croatia was strongly affected and we made progress in our combined effort in the European Union's agenda."

Plenkovic stressed that Croatia has accepted a certain number of migrants and will continue to stand alongside those obligations in finding a common European solution to the migrant crisis, he added, "In this sense in the past months we have sent our people to participate in the structures of the European Border and Coast Guard and in the structure of Frontex and in Greece and bilaterally in Macedonia and towards Bulgaria. In this regard we want to give our contribution to find a way a common solution and find the correct measures for solidarity in the levels of the European Union to solve this question."

Merkel also expressed her condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after 38 people killed and 155 wounded in explosions at a football stadium in Istanbul, where most of the casualties were police officers, she stressed, "This is very tragic incident, directly for the people who work in the police and try to ensure security there. I can only talk about measures and consequences very generally. This was a dramatic and horrible crime which should be solved within the legal framework, which applies to everything that happens. But this murder was really dramatic."

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