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Angela Merkel Tells EU Leaders To Protect External Borders Or ‘Relapse Into Nationalism’

While the migrant crisis is raising Angela Merkel warns European politician to protect EU from nationalism.

Sarkis Zeronian reports for Breitbart: Chancellor Merkel visited a press conference in Rome where she asked the EU member to stay in solidarity with each other and defend carefully European borders. 

In Chancellor`s opinion, only cooperation between the EU members can protect Europe from amplification on nationalism.

Italian premier minister Matteo Renzi criticize the possible controls on the point of crossing between Italy and Austria because thus Italy may become the main route for migrants, especially from Lybia. He also offered to create the special deal with Tripoli like the EU is planning with Turkey. 

Those moves are being considered in light of the closure to migrants of the so-called Balkan route from Greece to Western Europe following the EU-Turkey migrant deal, the result of which sees Italy at risk of becoming the principal entry point for those traveling illegally to the EU.

Italy asked NATO for help with special marine patrols near Lybian coasts to stop waves of migration from the beginning. 

Mr.Renzi also offered to introduce a special plan for African countries - an aid from the EU to countries where the majority of migrants come from, to tackle the poverty which they seek to flee. 

As ever, the problem with the idea is in the implementation, and currently, Italy and Germany cannot agree how to fund the plan.

The motivation of Chancellor Merkel in securing borders is to save the possibility of free movement within the EU.

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

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