German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses her mobile device as she waits for the arrival of the Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte, prior to talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Monday, June 18, 2018.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at its border migrants who have registered as asylum-seekers in other European countries.

The disagreement has opened up a serious rift between Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats and Mr Seehofer's Bavarian CSU party - two parties that have been closely aligned since the end of the World War Two.

Seehofer's CSU party is due to meet Monday to decide which course to take.

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According to Reuter, the spokesman denied a report in Bild newspaper that Merkel was trying to arrange a special summit on migrant policy, saying such a meeting would be a matter for European Union institutions.

Over the past week, a conflict between Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Merkel over migrant policy has escalated into a threat to her government.

Asked in Berlin whether her government can work well until the end of its term in 2021 and whether she is still in full control, Merkel replied: "Yes to both".

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Describing the migration crisis as one of the biggest challenges to the EU, Merkel said Germany and France would continue their efforts to develop a united European response to address this challenge. Merkel said she will have to discuss "what is important for others; I can't say today what that is".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's ultimatum on migrants but has two weeks to find a solution for influx of migrants ahead of the June 28-29 European Union talks.

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"We support the plans of the European Commission and the Austrian Term Presidency to strengthen the security at our external borders", she said. Experts also say crowded temporary holding facilities can lead to fights among the groups living there, which are reported as assaults.

The Bavarians have threatened to defy Merkel and on Monday go ahead with plans which she has sought to block.

A surge in asylum seekers crossing European Union borders since 2015 dramatically exposed the inadequacy of the bloc's asylum rules and practices, feeding support for populist movements that have helped bring about regime changes in states including Austria and most recently Italy. Under fire over the inhumane treatment of immigrant children at the USA border, Trump is telling his supporters that an overly harsh treatment of illegal immigrants is surely better than the chaos Angela Merkel's open-door policy has created. Also irregular entrances by external borders descended almost to half in first five months of previous year.

Germany had the most asylum seekers of any European nation, with more than 200,000.

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