French Prime Minister Manuel Valls caused a stir after reportedly telling journalists at a news conference on Tuesday: "We cannot take any more refugees in Europe. That's impossible."

Several publications, including the German daily "Süddeutsche Zeitung," repeated the French prime minister's quote as such, but his office later issued a slightly different quote, saying in a press release: "Europe has to say that it cannot take this many migrants anymore. That's impossible."

The confusion could, however, be down to something simply being lost in translation; the original French statement can be interpreted as "no more" or "not anymore," leaving ample space for ambiguity.

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