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Angela Merkel: EU must pull its weight on migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it was time for the European Union to ''pull its weight'' and to show ''solidarity'' in order to cope with the large numbers of migrants making the journey to Europe.

Germany's coalition government has agreed to spend 6bn euros (£4.4bn) to support measures to deal with the influx.

But critics at home have accused Mrs Merkel of creating a dangerous precedent by opening Germany's borders.

  • 07 Sep 2015
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