BERLIN (AP) — The latest developments as people make their way to Europe and across the continent, seeking safety and a better life. All times local.
Germany's vice chancellor is stressing his opposition to the idea of setting a specific limit to the number of refugees the country can take in, which some conservatives advocate.
Sigmar Gabriel told a conference of his center-left Social Democrats Friday he opposes such a limit because it would be impossible to stick to it, but said he is still in favor of reducing the number of refugees.
Germany has seen around a million migrants arrive since January. Some in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, which runs Germany in a coalition with Gabriel's party, want a limit set to the number of refugees Germany can absorb.
Merkel opposes the idea for similar reasons to Gabriel. A motion prepared by her party's leadership for a congress starting Monday doesn't mention limits.