Merkel urges member-states to show solidarity with Greece, Italy on migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of the need for member-states to show solidarity with Greece and Italy on migration, noting this is her view of Europe.

“We’re here together, around a table. If we have common external borders then I have to put myself in the position of the Greek prime minister and the Italian prime minister, who receive new refugees and migrants every day,” she said at a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels, after the EU summit meeting in Brussels.

“I cannot just be happy I am in the center of Europe and don’t have this problem with the refugees. It is very important to put yourself in someone else’s position. This is what we must all do to find a compromise,” she added.