European countries must be more active in solving problems in Syria and Libya, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said on Monday, June 26, in an interview to the Brigitte magazine, RIA Novosti news agency reports.
“In some issues, we, Europeans, do not play the role we could. For example, Syria is next door to us, not to the USA. We too should be involved… in the process of peaceful resolution in Syria. Syrian refugees arrive here, in Europe. Another important issue is what to do with Libya. As a state, Libya does not exist; migrants are coming from there… As Europeans, we must feel responsible, and we should not wait for someone else to solve our problem,” Merkel said.
A powerful influx of migrants to Europe began in 2015 as a result of a number of violent conflicts and deterioration of economy in the refugees’ countries of origin. In addition to the official flow of migrants, there is an issue of illegal refugees. According to EUROSTAT, a total of 1.25 million migrants arrived in Europe in 2015. Over one third of them came to Germany.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency