Angela Merkel in Spain for talks on refugees, migrants | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


Speaking in southern Spain after a working lunch on Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez advocated a “fair distribution” of migrants — an approach they intend to promote at next month’s EU summit in Austria. 

Merkel said “It is good to know that the German and Spanish governments have the same approach: as Europeans, we are only strong when we work together to resolve the issues of the future.”

Last Monday, Spain became the first EU country to sign an agreement with Germany for the return of asylum seekers if they had lodged an asylum claim in…



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