Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned about the possibility of a military conflict if Germany would close the border to Austria to stop the influx of refugees.
According to the politician, the closure of the border would lead to numerous disruptions as well as increasing tensions in Europe, especially in the Western Balkans.
Due to the high influx of refugees on the Balkan route, there had been considerable tensions between Balkan countries. Should Germany close the border to refugees, other countries would do the same, experts warned. Moreover, in case of the construction of a fence on the Austrian-German border, refugees would try to reach Germany through other countries anyway.
Full article: Merkel Fears Military Conflicts in Europe Amid Refugee Crisis (Sputnik News)