CSU Seems to Give Merkel More Time to Arrange Migrant Deal
CSU Seems to Give Merkel More Time to Arrange Migrant Deal. The party leadership of the CSU would give CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel two more weeks to settle the problems with migrants at European level. At the end of this month, there will be an EU summit.
With this, the party of the Christian Democrats in Bavaria does not yet seem to intend to push the quarrel with Merkel to the forefront.
The Bavarian CSU Prime Minister Markus Söder still believes that there must be a turning point in immigration policy, he said shortly before a meeting of the party management. According to him, Germany must become stricter and should start to send back prospective asylum seekers at the borders.
The CSU wants the federal minister of the Interior, CSU leader Horst Seehofer, to implement his ‘Masterplan’ for that, but how and when should he know for himself. Seehofer’s plan for specifically German anti-immigration measures meets the disapproval of Merkel who wants a European approach.
According to Merkel, Seehofer’s plan is at odds with the European approach. If Seehofer, as a minister, puts his plan into practice, Merkel would have to fire him. Then the CSU comes from the fourth Merkel government, which then falls after a hundred days.
But Merkel seemed to be spared in and around the CSU summit in Munich. A foreman of the party, Stephan Mayer, said that ‘it is not about overthrowing Merkel, but about boosting pressure on other EU countries. On the way to an EU solution, national measures can be taken, “says Mayer.