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German Chancellor Merkel on the situation in Moria: “Things need to change”

Source: German presidency of the EU (German presidency) i, published on Friday, September 11 2020.

Regarding the situation in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, German Chancellor Angela Merkel i stressed the urgency of agreeing on a common European migration policy. Germany and France have launched an initiative to support the Greek government.

In Moria, “we can see all the problems of migration we have been dealing with since 2015 converging,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed at an event hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification.

She reported that the Greek Prime Minister had requested support: “He specially requested that we take in the under-eighteens who have now also been transferred to the Greek mainland.” It is also particularly important to ensure new, better accommodation for the people on the ground, underscored Chancellor Merkel. “Things need to change, and Germany will do its bit.”