Angela Merkel’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer threatens to quit in asylum row


German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has confirmed his offer of resignation, rather than back down from his stance on migration. He will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU on Monday for last-ditch talks.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has confirmed his offer of resignation both from the Cabinet and as CSU leader within the next three days, after unexpectedly re-escalating his standoff with Chancellor Angela Merkel over Germany’s asylum policy.

But according to reports from a crunch leadership meeting in Munich that stretched into early Monday morning, other senior party figures had tried to dissuade Seehofer from stepping down. A press conference that had been expected all evening was eventually postponed, before Seehofer appeared briefly before reporters to confirm the reports of his resignation offer. He did say, however, that he was going to seek one more talk with Merkel on Monday about asylum policy before deciding on his future…

Read more : DeutscheWelle, 01.07.2018