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Merkel Seeks Macron's Help as Asylum Crisis Threatens EU Unity

  • European remedy needed to solve European challenge, she says
  • French-German meeting June 19 will seek policy options
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will turn to France to help diffuse a domestic crisis over migration amid an increasing risk that the European Union may unravel unless its member states adopt a common policy.

At a regular meeting of their joint Cabinets on Tuesday, Germany will seek the support of French President Emmanuel Macron to find a common EU response for managing an influx of refugees, Merkel said Saturday in a weekly podcast. The stakes for the EU are high, she said.