French Prime Minister Takes Shot at Merkel, Says “Europe Cannot Take Any More Migrants”
Valls also took a shot at German Chancellor Angela Merkel telling reporters it wasn’t France that told all of the migrants to come.
The Daily Mail reported:
Europe is stretched to it limits and cannot take in any more migrants, according to the French Prime Minister.
And in a veiled shot at German leader Angela Merkel, who said refugees were welcome in Europe, Manuel Valls said that it wasn’t France that ‘told them to come’.
Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War with almost one million refugees expected to arrive by the end of the year.
But in an interview with German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Mr Valls said: ‘We cannot accomodate any more refugees in Europe, that’s not possible’, adding that tighter external border controls would determine the fate of the EU.
‘If we don’t do that, the people will say “enough is enough”, Valls warned.
The comments were published only hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was scheduled to meet French President Francois Hollande in Paris.
Merkel was initially celebrated at home and abroad for her welcoming approach to the refugees, many of whom are fleeing conflict in the Middle East.
But as the flow has continued the chancellor has come under increasing criticism.