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    Merkel Says Migration Crisis 'Biggest Challenge' of Tenure

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    Merkel said the refugee crisis is the "biggest challenge" she has faced while in office.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the refugee crisis is the "biggest challenge" she has faced while in office.

    "As of today, the migration crisis is the biggest challenge during my term of tenure… But while I am the chancellor, I am solving the problems the country faces," Merkel said on Sunday in an interview with German ARD TV channel.

    Merkel added that despite the huge migrant flow, she hoped that the German approach to the resolution of the ongoing crisis was correct.

    Europe has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing their home countries to escape violence and poverty. Germany has become a key destination for refugees, having received around 1.1 million migrants last year alone, according to the country’s interior ministry.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1816)


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