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Merkel Tells EU to Pay Up on Refugees as Border States Clash

  • Chancellor says frontier nations need support on immigration
  • Talks include cooperation with Turkey, outer EU borders
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Turkey’s 3 Billion Euro Offer to Stem Refugee Flow

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her partners that everyone has to pay their fair share as she tried to restore order to a European Union unsettled by its biggest refugee crisis since World War II.

“I hope that we get direct signals that all countries are fulfilling their financial obligations and that all countries are willing to offer personnel,” Merkel told reporters as she arrived at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels. “Only a small number of countries have a great number of refugees and if they provide all of the personnel at the outer border, then that’s not what we understand as a fair distribution.”