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Berlin and Madrid agreement on return migrants to Spain

Berlin and Madrid have a bilateral agreement to certain migrants who are in Germany arrive, to send back to Spain. That shared spokeswoman Eleonore Petermann of the German ministry of the Interior on Wednesday in Berlin.

It comes to people who are on the German borders are picked up, but that Spain has jurisdiction as to their asylum application. The agreement would, according to Petermann on August 6 are closed, and from August 11 to apply. Payments from Germany are not expected.

The government of chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is also seeking such agreements with other EU member states. Merkel brings this coming weekend with a visit to the Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. At the informal meeting of Saturday and Sunday in Andalusia will be the theme of migration is central. Similar discussions with Greece and Italy in the distance.

Feasibility

The German Interior minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) had announced that by the end of July or beginning of August, clarity wanted about the feasibility of such arrangements. With Austria, there is also no agreement, a clear agreement that all migrants, of which Austria is authorized, it can be returned, says Petermann.

The christian zusterpartijen CDU and CSU were the after long contention over asylum and agreed on the negotiations with other EU member states. Eventually, also the coalition partner SPD agree.

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