Tag: Horst Seehofer


German Interior Minister Plans How to Send Migrants Back to Greece, Italy

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Germany’s interior minister says a new plan to establish so-called “transit centers” at the Austrian border to quickly process new migrant arrivals envisions sending people directly back to where they first entered the European Union, primarily Greece and Italy.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (L) talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel as they arrive for a family picture before a French-German ministerial conference to coordinate European reform proposals ahead of EU summit on June 28-29, 2018 on June 19, 2018, at the Meseberg Palace, northeastern Germany. - German Chancellor Angela …

Amid Fractious Coalition, Merkel Deputy Resists Eurozone Joint Budget Plan

BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies responded skeptically Wednesday to the German leader’s agreement to a future eurozone budget, adding to a conflict over migration that has shaken the government. Bavaria’s Christian Social Union party is locked in


New Migrant Crisis Threatens to Bring Down Merkel in 48 Hours

The era of Angela Merkel may be coming to an end as longstanding disagreements on migration policies between her and her Bavarian allies threaten to come to a head and potentially unseat the German leader, who has been at the country’s helm since 2005.

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Bavarian Governor to Step Down in German Power Struggle With Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — An often-awkward conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to step down as Bavarian governor in favor of a younger rival, attempting to end a power struggle that has been an unwelcome distraction as Merkel tries to form a new government.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 06: German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel (R) and Bavarian Governor and Chairman of the Bavarian Christian Democrats (CSU) Horst Seehofer (L) attend the future and joint presidency meeting of the CDU and CSU during the second day of a …

Angela Merkel Rules Out Migrant Cap

As pressure mounts on German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of this year’s election, the chancellor has flat out refused to place a limit on the number of asylum seekers coming into the country.


Merkel Allies Propose Sending Rescued Boats Back to Africa

The Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has proposed a new policy for migrants crossing the Mediterranean: turn the boats around and send them back to Africa.


Migrant Crisis Threatens Germany’s Governing Coalition

Leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer has announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to set a limit on migrants could impact the coalition agreement between their parties.


Merkel Coalition Rift Deepens As Ally Demands Cap On Migrants

The chief ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded that there be a set cap on migrants per year or he will refuse to campaign with her for next year’s federal election. The coalition of German Chancellor Angela Merkel


Merkel Government ‘Incapacitated’ Over Migrant Issue

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government dismissed charges on Monday that it has become “incapacitated” because of its failure to agree on a strategy on the refugee question that has sent Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approval ratings falling to five-year lows.


Merkel Allies: Prioritise Migrants With Christian Backgrounds

The Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), the coalition partner of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has announced new migrant measures such as prioritising migrants from societies with pro-Western Christian values.