In Germany, negotiations between the head of the interior Ministry, Horst Seehofer and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during which they discussed issues of migration policy. The parties have agreed, declared himself Seehofer later on Monday evening, July 2, according to DW.


Horst Seehofer (left) and Angela Merkel. Photo: Reuters

“We agreed”, — quotes the words Seehofer newspaper Rheinische Post, which cites RIA “Novosti”. He also refused to resign.

Merkel confirmed that “after a stubborn fight” reached “a good compromise”. In particular, according to DW, it involves the creation in Germany of transit centers for refugees.

Migrants was in other States of the European Union, can be for a short time placed in transit centres, and then sent to the relevant EU countries . If Germany and another state of the European Union has not concluded an agreement that regulates the procedure for the return of refugees, migrants will stop at the German border and not to let the territory of Germany.

An agreement is reached, but the crisis in the German government are still ongoing.

A member of the ruling coalition of the Social democratic party of Germany (SPD) had not yet approved the agreement reached by the CDU and CSU. In the party are going to first clarify a number of issues to ensure that the compromise reached meets the coalition agreement, says DW.

Meanwhile, opposition parties to the agreement on migrants criticized. The leader of the opposition Left party, Bernd Riexinger called transit centres “de facto internment camps”.

In right populist “Alternative for Germany” called the agreement the CDU and CSU “a bad compromise”. The head of the Bavarian office of ADG Martin Sichert said that Merkel and Seehofer still leave the border open.

Criticism of the agreement were in the police Union. The establishment of transit centres for migrants, the head of the Union jörg Radek called “symbolic politics” are being provided only on the border of Germany with Austria.

June 28-29 EU countries agreed on a number of measures to limit the influx of refugees, in particular the extension of powers and increase of the staff of the border service of the EU Frontex, opening refugee camps in North Africa and the opportunity to create in EU closed camps for migrants whose applications for asylum are pending. In addition, Spain and Greece expressed its readiness to take back refugees if the German law enforcement authorities on the border with Austria finds that their data is already included in a common database EURODAC.

Seehofer has criticized agreements reached at the EU summit. He called them insufficient.

Earlier, the head of the German interior Ministry promised that in the case that an acceptable agreement on migrants at the EU summit had not been reached, he will use his powers and give an indication of 1 July not to miss in Germany migrants registered in other countries. Merkel to such a prospect did not agree and negotiations at the summit to prevent such course of events.

Seehofer Chairman of the Christian social Union (CSU). Unit CSU along with the Merkel-led Christian democratic Union and the social Democrats of the SPD part of the ruling coalition of Germany. The dispute over immigration policy threatened her collapse.


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