Merkel says migration still challenge for EU but not same as 2015


German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a joint news conference after a meeting with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany October 18, 2021. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the European Union had more work ahead to tackle the issue of migration but the situation was not the same as in 2015 when more than a million refugees and migrants reached the bloc.

(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska and Andreas Rinke; Writing by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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