Merkel and Hollande: “A common response to tackle migrants crisis”

German Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande met today to discuss how to tackle migrants crisis. During the joint press conference they said they are looking forward a common response to  create a “unified asylum system“. They also put pressure on Italy and Greece to open migration registration centres as soon as possible by the end of 2015. (La Stampa)

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker dismissed calls for a new EU summit on immigration, saying member states should stop dragging their heels and implement existing agreements on the matter. (Ekathimerini)

The unwillingness of most European Union states to accommodate a surge in refugees amassing at the trade bloc’s southern fringes is a “huge disgrace,” German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said. (Bloomberg)