Merkel Vows to Keep Seeking Common Ground on Migrants

  • 8 years ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed Wednesday for European Union countries to work with Turkey to curb the flow of migrants and vowed to continue searching for common ground.
"We are used to certain things in Europe taking a certain amount of time but it is always worth ... working, and I will do that, to achieve common ground all the same," Merkel said at a news conference.
EU countries, keen to stop refugees crossing to Greece on their quest to reach more prosperous nations, last year pledged 3 billion euros to help Syrian refugees in Turkey.
Earlier Wednesday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke out in favor of the chancellor's stance, saying Merkel "will outlast all of her current critics in office."