Germany's Merkel urges Europe to protect external borders amid refugee crisis

By REUTERS
October 3, 2015 12:37

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe needed to protect its external frontiers as it faces the greatest influx off refugees since World War Two - a crisis that she said was "testing Europe's mettle".

Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe this year from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, many fleeing war or poverty.

Speaking in a weekly video podcast released on Saturday, Merkel said Europe needed to contribute to dealing with this global challenge.


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