CSU’s Seehofer threatens to quit Merkel government

The main points via Deutsche Welle:

  • Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation as minister and as CSU leader on Sunday evening after accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel of failing to push through the CSU’s demands on border control at a recent EU summit
  • The cornerstone of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s so-called “master plan” insists on refusing entry to migrants who have already been registered in another EU country
  • The measure is seen by many as a breach of EU law and the Geneva Convention of Refugees’ Rights
  • Migration policy and border control has caused a deep rift between the governing conservative party, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU