Asielruzie splits German government

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As German chancellor Angela Merkel and her Interior minister Horst Seehofer not agree about the asielkwestie, is there a significant crisis in the still young German government.

Preliminary wants neither of his position districts: since yesterday quarreling Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, albeit behind closed doors about the asylum. Seehofer wanted to make today his ‘master plan …

Preliminary wants neither of his position districts: since yesterday quarreling Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, albeit behind closed doors about the asylum. Seehofer wanted today, ‘master plan for migration to ” disclose at a press conference, but suggested that yesterday suddenly. According to the German press, with Bild on the head – because Merkel does not agree with his plan.

Discussion about 1 of the 63 points

Or better: they is not with one of the 63 points in his plan. Seehofer will find that asylum seekers in a country other than Germany, the EU entered and there (with their fingerprints) have to register from the border returned to that country. Merkel thinks that’s not possible: the German border should not be completely closed, will find them. She was and remains in favour of a European solution for the care of migrants and refugees. Merkel fears that, in particular, such as Germany, borders connect, a cascading effect will arise in the EU. If Germany, for example, the border closes for asylum seekers in Austria, Austria will, in turn, the border to Italy is close. Italy, then again the full burden of the influx of refugees would have to bear would not be happy with it. And it would be a European approach to heavy mortgaging.

The question leads to great dissension within the German government, and even within the christian democratic part of the government. Seehofer is a member of the CSU, the Bavarian zusterpartij of But CDU. In October, there are state elections in Bavaria. Seehofer wants to the expense what it will cost the absolute majority retained – the CSU now has 101 of the 180 seats. But the majority retained, will not be an easy matter. At the federal elections last year plunged the party in Bavaria by 10 percentage points to 38,5 percent. That was due to the encroachment of radical right-wing Alternative für Deutschland, who, from nothing, to 12.4 percent shot.

A battle for the right-wing voter

The CSU fight so at home in Bavaria, a battle for the right-wing voter. That fight has Seehofer, minister-president of Bavaria regularly the swords crossed with Merkel about her immigration policy, is now within the federal government, write German commentators. Because his constituency him opzweept, he is not prepared quickly. “I am not prepared to put a half plan with grimy compromises to make it known,” he said to the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland. He said in addition to his participation on a ‘integratietop’ that Merkel tomorrow organizes – ’is not in his agenda, shared his ministry. Normally, the minister of Foreign Affairs, there is always present.

In the meantime, get Seehofer also back from Italy, reported today the FAZ. During a long telephone conversation with his Italian counterpart, Matteo Salvini, turned out to be the two according to Rome completely on the same line. They are going to meet.

Can this conflict be a real problem for the German government? Merkel can Seehofers schedule override. But then she pushes him – and the CSU immediately from the German government. It is not only the so laboriously formed coalition, but also the christian democratic union fell apart. It would even harm lead within But own CDU party, where also some of the eastman favour of Seehofers hard line.

But so far, we are not yet. Merkel and Seehofer are going to go consult with one another, a compromise is still possible. But there will be a lot of some improvisation is needed in order that not ‘morsig’.

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