Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel supported the idea of increasing the quota is distributed annually in the EU legal refugees from 20 thousand to 40 thousand people.
She stated this at a joint press conference with his Spanish counterpart, Pedro sánchez on August 11, reports DW.
“This is the amount that the European Union with its 500 million inhabitants could finish,” she said.
Merkel also announced that Berlin will provide the Office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) and International organization for migration (IOM), about 50 million euros to the end of the year on their activities in Libya, in particular, against gangs of smugglers in the Mediterranean sea and the factors that cause migrants to travel to Europe.
The leader of the German government noted that “no member of the EU “can not evade finding a solution to this problem.” This week Madrid has agreed to take back migrants who were originally registered in Spain.
“I am pleased to note that Germany and Spain share a common approach in the fight against illegal migration”, – she said.
The Chancellor stressed the need to develop relations with Africa, where the migrants arrive. She called for the creation of such a situation, as with Turkey, with which the EU signed an agreement on the return of migrants. According to her, the decision of this question must benefit all parties.