Germany’s Angela Merkel faces off with allies over migration

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Merkel and the Christian Democrats adamantly opposed that approach, arguing it was imperative to involve other European Union nations in devising an effective new migration policy.

A folksy master of Bavaria's conservative beer hall politics, Horst Seehofer has become the most unsafe critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies and the man who could end her reign.

Among the proposals is a plan to send back to Austria asylum seekers arriving in Germany who can not be returned to their countries of entry into the European Union.

Following marathon talks at the Brussels summer summit, European leaders eventually reached a compromise on migration in the early hours of Friday.

The 68-year-old is keeping Germany on tenterhooks over his next move that could potentially send the government crashing, after he offered to resign during a dramatic overnight crisis meeting with his Christian Social Union (CSU) before reversing his stance.

Despite the drama over Mr. Seehofer's resignation threat on Sunday, several political analysts said the most likely outcome was for both parties to walk back and find a last-minute compromise.

The CSU party boss and now the head of Germany's newly christened interior and homeland ministry has deemed inadequate the European Union deals reached by Merkel allowing the return of some asylum seekers.

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Merkel's other coalition, the Social Democratic Party, has yet to agree to the deal.

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Patzelt also thinks there is a high probability that Seehofer, who has previously issued warnings to such effect, will use his power to make sure that asylum seekers are refused entry to Germany if they have already been registered in another European country.

Meanwhile, the SPD said they would be meeting to discuss whether the compromise between the two conservative parties was acceptable to them.

Merkel has survived a populist wave that has swept through Europe longer than most German leaders, but the wave has now left her grip on the country vulnerable.

"The CSU's immigration policy and its treatment to its sister party are only supported by a minority", Forsa head Manfred Güllner told the RTL/n-tv broadcaster, which commissioned the survey.

Austria is ready to impose new controls but is waiting to see if Germany goes ahead with the proposed new measures on its border, Herbert Kickl, the Austrian interior minister said.

The German leader, under whose watch over a million migrants came into the country since 2015, was challenged by her rebellious Bavarian allies who threatened her to change the course of the nation or face the collapse of the delicate coalition government and therefore her leadership.

The document also outlined deals with 16 other countries to return already-registered migrants if they reached Germany.

"We are prepared to answer national measures by the Germans by setting measures at our borders, especially at our southern borders".

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