Merkel urges EU members to rise to migration challenge

Jun 28, 2018, 7:53 AM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under immense pressure at home over her migrant policy.
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In an impassioned appeal in the parliament, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the EU leaders to come together on the issue of irregular migration, adding that the bloc’s future hinges to its ability to find solutions to this “make-or-break” crisis.

Merkel’s remarks came at a time when she faces a rebellion from her Bavarian allies, riled by the Chancellor’s 2015 decision to open Germany’s doors for thousands of refugees, writes the BBC.

Merkel, due to join other EU leaders for a European summit in Brussels, will be under immense pressure to extract a migrant deal with bloc members although in her 26-minute speech, the Chancellor struck a pessimistic tone over the prospects of getting this done, reports The Guardian.