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Refugee crisis tests Europe's core ideals: Merkel
by Coralie Febvre
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday for EU action on the migrant crisis, saying it was testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union.
"If Europe fails on the question of refugees, if this close link with universal civil rights is broken, then it won't be the Europe we wished for," she said, urging other EU nations to accept their fair share of asylum seekers.
Speaking to foreign journalists in Berlin, Merkel said: "Europe as a whole needs to move. Member states must share responsibility for asylum-seeking refugees."
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