Merkel: EU Quotas Only ‘First Step’ in Solving Migrant Crisis

September 24, 2015 8:39 AM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her country's 16 state governors that Europe's agreement on a quota plan to accommodate 120,000 migrants is a sign of unity, but cautioned that it is only a first step.

She said in a meeting in Berlin Thursday that Europe is still "very far" from where it needs to be in dealing with the situation. She said the violence in Syria that caused the displacement of so many people can only be resolved with help from the United States, Russia, and the Middle East.

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