Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘We need protection of external borders’

“It is good if EU and Turkey share the burden, but we need protection of external borders, we have to find ways to allow legal migration,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the European Council Summit on Thursday (18 February).

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two day summit to discuss the refugee crisis and avoid Britain’s possible exit from the European Union.

“We want to do everything so that UK can remain member of the EU. But at the end this will be a decision of the UK citizens,” Merkel added.

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