- Germany to SPARK EU RUPTURE as Merkel’s Minister Demands Border with Austria is CLOSED
by LAURA MOWAT, https://www.express.co.uk/
GERMANY’S Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is battling with Chancellor Angela Merkel to CLOSE Germany’s border with Austria – a seismic move which threatens the very existence of the EU.
The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz landed in Berlin yesterday for talks on EU migration policy with Chancellor Merkel. Italy’s Home Secretary Matteo Salvini has also requested an invitation to visit for migration talks. The call to close the German border would not only demolish one of the pillars of EU policy – freedom of movement – but would also see more migrants pouring into its neighbouring countries, especially Austria and Italy.
The clash has rocked the already fragile German government, which only formed in March following a coalition and months of wrangling and diplomacy.