BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s interior minister is insisting that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, but there’s no sign yet of a compromise in a bitter standoff over migration.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back some asylum-seekers at the border. Merkel opposes unilateral action, arguing that it would weaken the 28-nation European Union.
Seehofer leads the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union party, the sister party to Merkel’s conservatives. His party holds a leadership meeting Monday which could authorize Seehofer to push through his demand. If he does, that would threaten the government.
Seehofer was quoted Sunday telling the Bild am Sonntag newspaper: “No one in the CSU has an interest in bringing down the chancellor … or blowing up the coalition.”