Reuters: Austria's Strache expects EU chain reaction if Germany blocks borders23 June 2018 | 15:46 | FOCUS News Agency
“That’s the logical consequence, and we are prepared for it and will similarly protect our borders,” Strache told Austrian broadcaster Oe1’s Mittagsjournal program, adding that Italy was taking similar measures.
“It can’t come to a renewed (migration) wave like the one seen in 2015 again,” Strache said.
EU leaders will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the dispute, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel under pressure to reach a swift deal.
However, several countries have said they will boycott the meeting in Brussels, and a clash between Rome and Berlin has made a breakthrough unlikely.
Austria’s Strache said the bloc must focus on controlling its external borders efficiently in order to bring illegal immigration to an end.
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