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Angela Merkel criticizes European countries for closing Balkan route

  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, has blamed European countries for sealing the Balkan route for refugees heading to Europe. Commenting that such decisions should be taken by the whole of the EU, she said that shutting the route has put Greece in a tough situation. Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and non-EU members such as Macedonia and Serbia are trying to restrict the flow of migrants.