BERLIN (Sputnik) — The issue will be discussed at the EU summit on March 7, Merkel added.
"Germany supports the decision taken at the last European Council on February 18 on the resumption of the [normal] functioning of Schengen and the completion of policy constraints. Refugees don't have the right to choose the country in which they want to be granted asylum," Merkel told reporters.
In response to the growing number of migrants reaching their territories, some European states, such as Hungary, Bulgaria and Slovenia, have built fences, while other states, including Austria and Germany, have toughened their migration policies and reinstated border controls.
In January, European Council President Donald Tusk stated that the Schengen area, which protects the free movement of people and goods throughout the European Union, may face collapse if Europe fails to control the migrant crisis.