French PM says Europe can’t take in more refugees: German paper

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. EPA photo

BERLIN (Reuters) – European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday (Nov 25).

Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since World War II. Germany so far has taken in the bulk of some 1 million people expected to arrive this year.

“We cannot accommodate any more refugees in Europe, that’s not possible,” Valls told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, adding that tighter control of Europe’s external borders would determine the fate of the European Union.

“If we don’t do that, the people will say: Enough of Europe,” Valls warned.

The comments were published only hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was scheduled to meet French President Francois Hollande in Paris.

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