Merkel: Being the country to which so many want to migrate should be a source of pride, she says. She wants to keep Germany and Europe open, to welcome legitimate asylum seekers in common humanity, while doing her very best to stop abuse and keep the movement to manageable proportions. Which demands a European-wide response. So far, her electorate and her press back her.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony state governor Stanislaw Tillich leave after their visit to a refugee shelter that was attacked by far-right protesters over the weekend in Heidenau, eastern Germany. Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP