- Merkel on the BRINK: Attempt to Strike Migrant Deal Will NOT Save Her, Warns EU Chief
by CIARAN MCGRATH, https://www.express.co.uk/
ANGELA Merkel’s desperate attempts to cobble together a Europe-wide deal over asylum seekers are unlikely to appease her coalition partners, European Commissioner Günther Oettinger has said – increasing the prospect of her being forced out of office.
The German Chancellor was granted a fortnight’s reprieve by critics within the Christian Social Union, led by interior minister Horst Seehofer, in order to try agree a solution with other EU nation states which would ease the burden on Germany.
Mr Seehofer’s party wants tougher immigration laws in the country, which has accepted more than one million migrants since 2015. He is threatening to turn away migrants who are registered elsewhere in the EU at Germany’s borders.
Mrs Merkel met with other international leaders at a hastily convened “mini-summit” over the weekend which she hoped would break the deadlock prior to the full EU summit which starts on Thursday.