June 18, 2018 / 12:54 PM / 3 months ago

German conservative allies want to cut number of migrants - Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that both parties in her conservative CDU/CSU bloc have the common goal of better organising immigration and significantly reducing the number of people entering Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she attends a press conference after the board meeting of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, Germany, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Merkel said German authorities would not let in migrants who had already registered in other European countries, but also stressed that there would not be an “automatic mechanism” to reject refugees at the border.

Reporting by Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Paul Carrel

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