Merkel urges EU 'common stance' in refugee crisis

Berlin (AFP) –


German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday urged an EU "common stance" on the migrant crisis and on protecting the bloc's frontiers, as eastern members move to shut internal borders.

On the eve of an EU summit, Merkel said "the main thing now is to have a common stance on how to secure the external borders, and here the EU-Turkey plan offers a good solution".