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    Europe's Refugee and Migrant Crisis (200)

    Preserving temporary border control for Germany is of major importance amid the current European migration crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel fully supports temporary security checks introduced in Germany amid the current European migration crisis, said Tuesday.

    "Based on the current situation, I think that border controls are necessary for us," Merkel said at an annual summer press conference in Berlin.

    Moreover, this topic will soon be discussed with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

    In May, 2017, the European Commission recommended Germany, Austria, Denmark and Sweden to lift enhanced border controls within 6 months. It recommended instead the strengthening of cross-border police cooperation, as well as the joint analysis of threats and cross-border information exchange between the member countries.

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