Drop in refugees chance to step up EU border plans: Merkel

Refugees queue for food at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on April 21, 2016German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday fewer migrants were now reaching European shores, giving EU nations a chance to shore up plans to protect the continent’s outer borders. “Now that the number of refugees coming to Europe has lessened, we have an opportunity to find together a European solution,” Merkel said after talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Europe is struggling to deal with its worst refugee crisis since World War II, with a million migrants having arrived on its shores last year.

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