27.09.2022

Seehofer sees the possibility of a compromise in a dispute with Merkel

“No one in the CSU is not interested in, to overthrow the Chancellor, to split the CDU/CSU or a government coalition,” – said the interior Minister of Germany in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.The Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Horst Seehofer (Horst Seehofer) said a possible compromise in the dispute about the refugees, who recently broke out between him and Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel). “At stake is the unity of Europe and solidarity in Germany. The situation is serious, but not insurmountable,” wrote the Minister in an article published on the website of the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Sunday, June 17.

However, Seehofer considers that he, as the Minister should have the right not to miss in Germany migrants who, “in accordance with the interpretation of European law” are not allowed to resettle in Germany. “We should keep the discussion in the CDU and CSU together and striving for mutually acceptable decision”, – said the Minister and Chairman of the Christian social Union (CSU), a member of the conservative bloc, along with the Merkel-led Christian democratic Union (CDU). According to Seehofer critical will be decisions on migration policy, which will take the participants of the EU summit in late June.

“No one in the CSU is not interested in the overthrow of the Chancellor”

In an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, interior Minister of Germany said that “nobody in the CSU is not interested in, to overthrow the Chancellor, to split the CDU/CSU or (the ruling. – Ed.) the coalition”. “We want to finally find a promising solution for refusing the refugees entry on our borders,” continued Seehofer.

Previously, the newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported that Seehofer responded negatively about Merkel, on 14 June the meeting of representatives of the CSU in the government head of the parliamentary group of the CSU Aleksander Dobrindt (Alexander Dobrindt). The interior Minister allegedly said twice that “he can’t work with this woman”, referring to Chancellor Merkel, writes Welt am Sonntag.

The essence of the conflict

A serious conflict on the issue of refugees originated in the CDU/CSU, which, together with the Social democratic party of Germany (SPD) to form a ruling coalition. The Chairman of CSU Seehofer intends to admit into the country those foreigners whose asylum application has already been registered in other EU countries. The proposal is contained in the migration plan, which Seehofer intends to submit to the Federal government.

Chairman of the CDU Angela Merkel in favour of a European solution to this problem and considers that the proposal Seehofer contrary to European standards of asylum and German law, as well as unfair to countries such as Greece and Italy.

The interior Minister of Germany intends to replace the allowance to refugees-cash assistance

Horst Seehofer plans to achieve almost complete abolition of cash benefits for asylum seekers, reports Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.According to the German newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, a plan for refugees, developed by the interior Minister Horst Seehofer (Horst Seehofer), suggests a sharp reduction in the size of payments to refugees. The head of the Christian social Union (CSU) offers an almost completely replace the benefits of non-monetary kinds of the social help, the newspaper writes on Monday, June 18, citing sources in the party.

In addition, according to the interior Minister of Germany’s intention to extend from 15 to 36 months the period during which asylum seekers receive basic assistance before payments rise to the level of ordinary social benefits.

The plan will be presented June 19

As further noted by the newspaper, these two points will not find support from the Social democratic party of Germany (SPD), member of the ruling coalition. In January, when the Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Seger (Markus Söder) presented a similar plan, the social Democrats said about the “abuse” of refugees, the newspaper reminds.

General plan policy in relation to refugees, developed Seehofer, contains 63 points. The interior Minister of Germany on June 19 will present it to the Federal government.

More than 70 percent of the Bavarians allowed the dissolution of the ruling coalition

Meanwhile, according to a survey conducted by the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, almost 71 percent of the residents of Bavaria in favour of release CSU from the ruling coalition in Berlin if Seehofer will not be able to enforce their claims on refugees. We are talking about the motion not to admit into the country those foreigners whose asylum application has already been registered in other EU countries. Only 24 percent believe such a decision is unacceptable.

In recent weeks, the CDU/CSU, who together with the SPD forms a ruling coalition, sparked a serious conflict in policy towards refugees. Horst Seehofer insists that the German authorities refused to allow into the country of illegal immigrants, among other EU countries for asylum.

In turn, the Chairman of the CDU Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) expressed support for a European solution to this problem and considers that the proposal of the leader of the CSU is contrary to European standards of asylum and German law, as well as unfair to countries such as Greece and Italy.

German prosecutors have submitted documents for issuance of Pokdemon Spain

The Prosecutor’s office of Schleswig-Holstein is considered valid extradition Catalan politician charged with sedition, despite an earlier decision of the German court.The Prosecutor General’s office of Schleswig-Holstein filed papers in the Supreme court of this Federal land for the extradition of the former leader of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon Spain. Since, according to the office, still a high probability of escape policy, once again the court filed the motion to conclude Pokdemon under arrest, said the representative of the Prosecutor’s office on Friday, may 1. As reported on Friday the press-Secretary of the court, it is not known when the court will consider these petitions.

Contrary to the earlier decision of the Higher regional court of Schleswig-Holstein, the Prosecutor’s office, according to documents filed, considers acceptable the extradition of Catalan politics as on charges of insurrection and on charges of misuse of public funds.

“The Spanish authorities submitted materials demonstrate the entire scope of the unrest in the day of the referendum on independence, in which the guilty and persecuted,” – reads the statement of the Prosecutor’s office. According to the Ministry, actions Pokdemon, according to the German law can be qualified as violation of public order, combined with the violent actions of a group of individuals, in particularly aggravating circumstances.

The Prosecutor also noted that the issuance of the Catalan policy of Spain there are no obstacles, because Podemno in Spain is not facing political persecution from the perspective of the German law on legal assistance to other States. “A democratic state of law right to repel the attacks on its existence through the criminal law”, – reads the statement of the Prosecutor’s office.

Pujdeme March 25, was detained in Germany on the border with Denmark. Shortly thereafter, he was released under recognizance not to leave. At the moment the politician is in Berlin and shall weekly report to the police.

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