Merkel, Hollande urge unified EU response to refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Francois Hollande want a unified European response to the refugee crisisThe leaders of France and Germany called Monday for a unified response to Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II, as a new wave of refugees began entering the EU from Serbia. “We must put in place a unified system for the right to asylum,” French President Francois Hollande said in a brief statement ahead of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling the influx from the world’s crisis zones “an exceptional situation that will last for some time”. “Rather than wait, we should organise and reinforce our policies, and that is what France and Germany are proposing,” Hollande said.

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