Angela Merkel has ditched her open-door refugee policy to save her government

04 July, 2018, 13:09 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • Open source

Apparently, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is unwilling to accommodate these needs of the CSU.

Despite the usual predictions of her demise, Angela Merkel is still standing-albeit weaker than ever before after a face-off with her nemesis, interior minister Horst Seehofer.

Both sides hammered out "a truly good compromise ... after a tough struggle and hard days", Merkel said, describing the holding and processing centres.

A sharply weaker euro was an indication that the market was not very hopeful that an exit by Seehofer could be avoided‚ placing Merkel's three-month old - and carefully constructed - coalition in jeopardy.

Merkel, however, rejected a key provision: turning back at the border all migrants previously registered in another European Union country as a unilateral act that would come at the expense of other member states.

The CSU's showdown with Merkel comes as it faces an October state election in Bavaria in which it fears losing its cherished absolute majority.

Following marathon talks at the Brussels summer summit, European leaders eventually reached a compromise on migration in the early hours of Friday.

Seehofer, who is also German interior minister and wanted tighter national border controls, had threatened to resign, then delayed a decision and now says he will remain in the cabinet.

However, according to das Bild, Seehofer called the meeting on Saturday evening an "ineffective conversation".

Woman Killed, Another Loses Legs in Tour Boat Explosion
She underwent a double leg amputation after suffering life-threatening injuries from the incident. Stefanie's mother, Stacey Schaffer suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries.

Seehofer had initially proposed an immediate rejection of immigrants who have been registered in other European Union countries but later agreed to a phased implementation of the plan, contradicting Merkel's stance on the matter.

What did Mrs Merkel negotiate with the EU?

After half a year of coalition building, Seehofer, having been ousted by ambitious rival Markus Soeder as Bavarian state premier, returned to Berlin, where he previously held ministerial posts, to rejoin Merkel's cabinet.

At the national level, Merkel also proposed that migrants arriving in Germany who first registered in another European Union country should be placed in special "admissions centers" under restrictive conditions, according to a document she sent to the CSU and the Socialists.

If the CSU were to pull out of their alliance, Mrs. Merkel's party and her partners in the governing coalition, the center-left Social Democrats, wouldn't have enough votes to pass legislation, putting her government at risk.

"We have many open questions", said Nahles, whose lawmakers discussed the deal on Tuesday.

Over her 13-year tenure, Ms. Merkel has consistently tacked to the political center, often to the discomfort of her more conservative Bavarian allies. "We want a humanitarian, but also realistic, migration policy", she told a news conference.

If the Juncker-approved German deal goes ahead and Austria follows suit that is likely to prompt an even harder line on migration in Italy, which already begun refusing to take in migrant boats under its new government.

Recommended:

  • Aguero ignores Argentina coach Sampaoli in thank you message

    Aguero ignores Argentina coach Sampaoli in thank you message

    Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, has finally commented on the elimination of his country from the 2018 FIFA World Cup . Sampaoli is the second manager to depart his post after defeat in the 2018 World Cup, following Egypt boss Hector Cuper.
    Leftist candidate sweeps to victory in Mexico, marking major shift

    Leftist candidate sweeps to victory in Mexico, marking major shift

    Lopez Obrador had dominated the polls in the run up to Sunday's vote, at times holding a 20-point lead over his rivals. This may mean that any future negotiations are unlikely to shift the focus.
    Algeria warns Saudi Arabia, Russia against increasing oil output

    Algeria warns Saudi Arabia, Russia against increasing oil output

    He warned against any move in the crude market by any country to replace Iran's share, saying that those who intend to do so will betray Iran and will be punished someday.
  • Roger Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo

    Roger Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo

    Gone was the Nike swish from his bandana and the RF logo that usually appears on his jacket was also missing. Uniqlo previously had a deal with Novak Djokovic, but the Serb has always worn Asics shoes.
    Young boys, coach found deep in Thai cave

    Young boys, coach found deep in Thai cave

    Family members of the lost group were also in the area monitoring any news from rescuers and praying at a makeshift shrine. In addition to the divers, teams were working to pump out water as well as divert groundwater.
    Dell is going public again after five years as a private business

    Dell is going public again after five years as a private business

    Dell will trade on the New York Stock Exchange after completion of the deal, expected later this year, the company said . The transaction represents a premium of 28.9 percent to the closing price of the tracking stock on Friday.
  • India make two changes for England tour

    India make two changes for England tour

    We had 9 picked up in the auction and eventually 12 going with replacement players, which is the most we've ever had. With two new balls in ODIs diminishing the scope for reverse-swing, wrist-spin will likely make the difference.
    Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's engagement party

    Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's engagement party

    Filmmaker Karan Johar and Indian former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar along with his wife Anjali Tendulkar also graced the ceremony. Guests at the bash included actress Priyanka Chopra , who reportedly took singer Nick Jonas as her date to the Ambani house.
    Maryland newspaper shooting suspect ID’d

    Maryland newspaper shooting suspect ID’d

    In the Berserk universe, that symbol is known as the "Brand of Sacrifice", and marks its bearers for ritualistic murder. Ramos linked to the newspaper story that he claims ruined his reputation. "Even kings must answer to God", he wrote.
  • Tesla Achieves Q2 Production Goal for Model 3

    Tesla Achieves Q2 Production Goal for Model 3

    Tesla has been trying to hit a 5,000 per week production target of its Model 3 cars for months after facing production obstacles. Tesla met the target by running around the clock and pulling workers from other projects, workers said.
    Mumbai plane crash: Husband of pilot killed blames aviation company

    Mumbai plane crash: Husband of pilot killed blames aviation company

    Aviation safety expert Captain Mohan Ranganathan said, "C-90 aircraft don't have a digital flight data recorder (DFDR)". An Air India passenger plane crashed in 1978 about 3 kilometres (2 miles) off the coast of Bandra, Mumbai .
    Roger Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike

    Roger Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike

    According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Federer has signed a ten-year deal worth more than US$300 million with Uniqlo. Federer looked his same old self in his new gear, disposing of Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.


Popular

A Left Turn in Mexico
After 12 years of near-permanent campaigning, Lopez Obrador moderated his message somewhat in both substance and style. A win for the conservative National Action Party is predicted in the central highland state of Guanajuato.

LeBron James won't drag out free agency decision, per report
After choosing to not opt in to his contract Friday , James was spotted landing at a Los Angeles airport early Saturday morning . The deadline for players to opt out of their contracts is Friday , and the official start to free agency is Sunday.

Back: Cristiano Ronaldo the judge: "Why didn’t you give me a penalty?"
Uruguay's strong defence tamed Portugal at Sochi . "Certainly, yes, Cristiano still has a lot to give to football ". Mbappe was also one of the stars of the PSG side last season, with 21 goals and 16 assists .

Here's a Really Dumb Conservative Meme About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Ocasio-Cortez went on to say she believes the Democratic Party's future is about the "working class". The 28-year-old Democratic socialist made headlines last week after defeating incumbent Rep.

Liam Payne, girlfriend Cheryl Cole split after two years together
Showbiz reporter Richard Arnold then read out Cheryl and Liam's joint statement that they both posted on their Twitter accounts. The confirmation of their split comes only months after Payne admitted that the pair had their "struggles" as a couple.

Trump says Saudi Arabia has agreed to increase oil production
Trump is a long-standing critic of Opec, complaining in April that the group keeps fuel prices artificially high. Growing concerns over US' relations with major oil producers like Iran and Venezuela is threatening the market .

Merkel hails compromise on migration with Bavarian allies
CSU hardliner Alexander Dobrindt said the problems were "solvable" and reminded lawmakers of the value of their alliance . Merkel, who has been in office since 2005, warned last week the battle over migration could decide the EU's future.

Thunder could save $100 million by stretching Carmelo Anthony’s contract
After acquiring Carmelo Anthony in September, the Thunder appeared to have formed a superteam with the then-reigning MVP. Former UCLA hoopster Trevor Ariza also left his Houston Rockets for the Phoenix Suns, signing a one year deal.

HTC to axe about a quarter of its global workforce
Back in September, Google announced that it had signed a $1.1 billion agreement with HTC . However, the layoffs downsize HTC's overall workforce by 22 percent.

Susan Collins Won't Support Anti-Roe v. Wade Nominee
So a nominee's position on whether or not they respect precedent will tell me a lot about whether they would overturn Roe v. Wade is "very much in jeopardy" during a campaign event on Monday morning in Town Center.