Angela Merkel Rejects East Europe Plan To Shut Balkans Refugee Route

February 17, 2016 12:12 PM

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Angela Merkel Rejects East Europe Plan To Shut Balkans Refugee Route

Berlin, Germany: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday criticised an eastern European proposal to close the Balkans refugee route and vowed to push for a plan with Turkey to reduce the influx at an EU summit.

Merkel, under heavy pressure at home to reduce arrivals, supports a plan under which transit country Turkey would seal its borders and then fly refugees to Europe where they would be settled under an EU quota system.

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