Merkel says concerned by backup of migrants in Greece
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during a reception of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the closing of the migrant route through the Balkans had created a challenging situation for Greece that should concern all of Europe.

Addressing the Bundestag lower house of parliament before an EU summit with Turkey, Merkel warned that no one should be “deceived” by the slower influx of migrants to Germany because of border closures by Austria and others.

“The current easing (of the influx) that Germany and some other member states is experiencing is one thing. The situation in Greece is the other and it must be a big concern to us all because it is not without consequences for us all in Europe,” she said.

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