Impasse

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that there’s no solution yet to the problem of how to fairly share the burden of migration in the European Union, an issue that has weighed on Berlin’s relations with other members of the 28-nation bloc ever since the migrant influx of 2015.

The impasse has given ammunition to Merkel’s domestic critics, who have railed against Germany’s decision to take in hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers over the past two years even as other European countries closed their borders to migrants.

Merkel, who is running for a fourth term in September’s general election, said the issue would be raised at an EU summit in Malta on Friday, but downplayed hopes for a breakthrough.

“I wouldn’t spread too much optimism,” she said in a weekly podcast published Saturday.

“We have to insist that everybody shows a bit of solidarity when it comes to distribution (of migrants),” Merkel said, adding this could include contributing to border security and development aid.

“How this will look exactly is something I can’t say at this point,” she said. “The issue isn’t resolved yet.”

More…

See Also:

Germany ‘turned away 307 national security THREATS in 2016’, shocking new figures reveal

‘Terrorism is NO EXCUSE’ Merkel wades into immigration row with blast at Trump

Hollande urges “firm” European response to Trump

‘ABSURD’: Hannan’s fury at French presidential candidate’s ‘VASSAL STATE’ jibe at Britain

Petition to BAN TRUMP: Over 150,000 sign up in call to stop US president entering UK

White House warns Prince Charles against ‘lecturing’ on climate change

Trump’s snub for the Green Prince

‘DISASTROUS’: Nicola Sturgeon plans to drop the pound and introduce a NEW CURRENCY

Foreign aid spending is ‘OUT OF CONTROL’ and puts Britain bottom, blasts former minister

DELINGPOLE: Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union history

(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)