Wednesday 18 July 2018

German interior minister ‘resigning in migration row with Merkel’

Horset Seehofer and Angela Merkel have been at odds over Germany’s approach to mass migration.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is facing more problems (Michael Sohn/AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is facing more problems (Michael Sohn/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Germany’s interior minister is reportedly set to resign due to disagreements with Angela Merkel over her immigration policies.

News agency Dpa said that Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Bavarian-only Christian Social Union which is in coalition with Mrs Merkel, was planning to announce his resignation.

Mr Seehofer and Mrs Merkel have been at odds over Germany’s approach to mass migration.

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Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has disagreed with Angela Merkel (Markus Schreiber/AP)

Mr Seehofer has threatened to turn away certain categories of asylum seekers at the country’s borders, but Mrs Merkel has insisted upon a European solution.

The three-week stand-off has raised questions of whether Mrs Merkel’s government will survive. It was not yet clear what effect Mr Seehofer’s resignation might have.

Press Association

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