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Merkel calls for 'fairness' amongst countries on refugee numbers

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that if European Union countries fail to agree on a ''fair distribution'' of refugees, the Schengen zone will be called into question.

The Schengen agreement allows people to cross borders in 26 European countries - excluding Britain - without having to go through passport or border checks.

In a speech in Berlin, Chancellor Merkel also said she was troubled by what appeared to be a mood of hatred towards migrants in her country, and appealed to people not to join protests against newly-arrived foreigners.

  • 31 Aug 2015
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