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Bill Gates warns Angela Merkel’s open-door migrant policy has left Europe at breaking point

Calls on leaders to stem the flow from Africa

The Sun

Bill Gates has blasted Germany’s open-door migrant policy warning European leaders they must make it more difficult for North Africans to reach the continent.

The Microsoft founder and world’s richest person said Europe will not be able to handle the huge numbers of people desperately trying to leave Africa.

This comes as Austrian tanks have moved to seal off a vital border with Italy as over 84,000 migrants from North African have reached Italian shores this year – a 19 per cent increase from last year according to the UN.

Spain is also struggling to cope with the crisis with 6,000 people arriving by boat this year and dozens drowning during the treacherous journey.

Speaking with German news outlet Welt am Sonntag newspaper, US billionaire Gates, 61, said developed nations should instead be spending more on foreign aid to treat the causes of migration.

He said:  “On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees.

“But the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this — which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa.

“Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.”

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