- Border controls mean end of Schengen ie. as good as the end of the EU.
- Angela Merkel Has 48 Hours to Save Coalition from Collapse
by David Charter, Berlin, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/
Angela Merkel’s three-party coalition is at risk of collapse in the next 48 hours after her Bavarian allies refused to back down over threats to impose border controls on asylum seekers.
Neither side in the stand-off between the German chancellor and her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, were in a mood to compromise as an opinion poll for the broadcaster ARD indicated that 62 per cent of Germans backed his tougher approach.
Mr Seehofer, head of the Christian Social Union, a conservative party which operates only in the southern state of Bavaria, is threatening to use his powers as national interior minister to issue an order on Monday that some migrants must be rejected at the border. Mrs Merkel views this as against EU law and…