Merkel not invited at CSU’s party conference

Decades-old tradition has seen the head of the Christian Democratic Union attend the conference of its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not be at the CSU party meeting in Munich next week. The Bavarian party’s leader, Horst Seehofer, has been an increasingly vocal critic of Merkel over her migration policies. Sources inside the CSU said her absence would be the result of a mutual agreement reached on Friday, as reported by Deutsche Welle.