French Prime Minister says Europe is overwhelmed by refugees

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls states that European countries cannot take any more refugees as Europe is overwhelmed

Photo by: Reuters
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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls gestures during a speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, November 25, 2015.

Europe has been struggling to accommodate refugees arriving in the European countries and the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stated on Wednesday that Europe cannot accept any more refugees.

The refugee crisis has been a burden for European countries as accepting the enormous influx of people fleeing war and poverty, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, has become increasingly difficult.

"We cannot accommodate any more refugees in Europe, that's not possible," Valls told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

"If we don't do that, the people will say: Enough of Europe," Valls added.

Germany is at the top of the list of European countries that have accepted an enormous amount of people aiming to relocate. Germany alone will receive some 1 million refugees by the end of the year.

Germany opened its border to Syrian refugees in September, resulting in mixed reactions. The strongest ones came after the November 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead and resulted in the fear that DAESH might take advantage of the refugee crisis to enter European countries.

The economy ministers of Germany and France have made a proposition for a 10 billion euro ($10.7 billion) fund in order to increase the security at the borders.

TRTWorld and agencies