16.05.2021

Seehofer intends to leave the post of head of the interior Ministry and head of the CSU

The result of a dispute about migrants in Germany, the head of the CSU, and German interior Ministry has stated its intention to resign. Party members hope to convince him otherwise.The Minister of internal Affairs of Germany and the head of the Christian social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (Horst Seehofer) on Sunday, July 1, declared at a meeting of the party leadership that he intends to leave both positions. This is reported by the Agency dpa and AFP, citing participants of the meeting.

For nearly eight hours, the Presidium of the CSU and representatives of the land party group of the CDU/CSU in the Bundestag discussed the possible consequences of a dispute with the Christian democratic Union around migrants. Seehofer and his supporters opposed the decision on refugees, adopted at the EU summit. According to participants, the statement Seehofer was due to the fact that his tough stance on refugees has not found full support of the audience.

The head of the land group of the CSU in the Bundestag, former Minister of transport of Germany Alexander Dobrindt (Alexander Dobrindt) would not accept the resignation Seehofer. Speech of Dobrindt found a strong support in the hall. After the statement Seehofer the meeting was adjourned. When it resumes, is not reported.

At the head of CSU Seehofer was in 2008. In the post of interior Minister is a politician not worked for one hundred days.

Seehofer has proposed not to allow refugees without papers

Disputes with the fraternal party of the CDU began in June, when the interior Minister of Germany presented a plan providing for measures to limit the influx of refugees to Germany, and containing 63 paragraph 62 of which the head of the CDU and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) agree.

The only controversial measure – a ban on crossing the German border to refugees without papers, or is already registered in any other EU country. Merkel insisted on a European solution to the problem and believes that the proposal Seehofer contrary to European standards of asylum and unfair to such countries as Greece and Italy.

The EU summit on refugees

At the EU summit held on 28-29 June, the participants agreed on a number of measures to limit the influx of refugees – in particular, expansion 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.

Poland stated that it did not sign the EU agreement on refugees

After Hungary and the Czech Republic in Warsaw also stated that he had not joined the EU agreement on refugees. Sunday in Germany is expected to the government’s statement of the situation of refugees.Following Hungary, the Polish government has also announced that it signed an agreement with Germany on the accelerated expulsion of refugees. “There are no new agreements concerning the reception of asylum-seekers from countries-members of EU”, – said the representative of the Polish foreign Ministry on Saturday, June 30. Earlier official representative of the government of Hungary stated that “such agreement was not reached”. According to media reports, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Czech Republic also has not given consent to the plan of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel).

Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary, along with 11 other countries listed in the document, which takes stock of negotiations in Brussels on the issue of migrants, according to Reuters. To Spain and Greece previously agreed with the plan of Merkel, was joined by Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. In the document we are talking about accelerating the expulsion of migrants whose stories are subject to the Dublin agreement.

Sunday, July 1, in Germany it is expected an official statement on the resolution of the political crisis around migration issues. After Saturday, Angela Merkel and the head of the German interior Minister Horst Seehofer (Horst Seehofer) once again discussed the situation, the leadership of the CDU and the CSU forming a single coalition, will hold separate meetings consult on reached at the EU summit agreement on refugees.

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