Merkel warns of war if Germany closes its borders

3 November 2015
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German chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to supporters of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) in Darmstadt on Monday she defended the deal on transit zone and said that if Germany closed its border it could result in military conflicts adding that Social Democrats (SPD) need to support the transit zones.

Merkel’s policy towards refugees has created tensions within her coalition government threatening the stability of the government.
She reached an agreement with Bavarian premier and CSU leader Horst Seehofer, who is pushing for the transit zones along the border in order to filter easier the economic migrants and people who are in need of protection.

SPD does not agree with the idea of creating large centres along the borders, where migrants will be detained.

“We continue to negotiate. It is not the first time that we have to convince the SPD of reasonable things,” she told the gathered crowd in Darmstadt.
“Germany will help all people who are looking for protection from wars and persecution,” she said adding that “The creation of transit zones for quick decisions is therefore the right way,”.

She warned of military conflicts in the Balkans if the borders along the migrant route to Germany were to be closed.
“We’re experiencing something we’ve never experienced before, that conflicts that appear to be far away, suddenly are here on our doorstep,” Merkel said.

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