Merkel Hopes New EU Migrant Plan Will Quell Internal Dissent

Merkel holds a news conference following the European Union leaders summit in Brussels Belgium

Merkel's centre-right CDU party and its conservative Bavarian CSU allies are holding separate meetings to weigh the results of last week's European Union summit, which agreed collective measures by the bloc's 28 members to reduce immigration.

Last week he threatened to turn asylum seekers away from Germany's borders unless Mrs Merkel reached an acceptable deal with other European Union partners.

What's more, she has a hard balancing act to strike between the CDU-CSU alliance and her centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) coalition partners, who are sceptical of further toughening asylum rules.

A sharply weaker euro was an indication that the market was not very hopeful that an exit by Seehofer could be avoided‚ placing Merkel's three-month old - and carefully constructed - coalition in jeopardy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union's new plan to regulate immigration and agreements she reached with key countries address issues that have caused a rift in her coalition government.

At the heart of the dispute are Mr. Seehofer's plans - part of a 63-page "master plan" circulated to CSU leaders - to reserve the right to reject some asylum seekers, who have already registered in other European Union countries, when they reach the German border.

The Social Democrats, who have largely been bystanders so far, demanded that their coalition partners get their act together, and called for a meeting later Monday with the conservative leaders.

In a televised interview on Sunday, Merkel said "The sum of everything we have decided has the same effect [as national measures]".

Seehofer told party colleagues at an executive committee meeting on Sunday that discussions with Merkel had been fruitless, according to a party source.

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A document circulated by Merkel to coalition allies on Friday night outlined repatriation accords with 16 countries and proposed reception centres in Germany where migrants would undergo an accelerated asylum procedure - steps that represent a significant hardening of her 2015 open-door asylum policy.

But he also struck a conciliatory tone, saying "there is an abundance of possibilities. for compromises", without specifying what they were.

But Germany's dpa news agency, citing unidentified people present at the CSU meeting, reported that Seehofer told the forum he thinks the measures do not adequately accomplish his goals.

In the meantime, Bavaria state premier Markus Soeder said that Bavaria does not want to risk the stability of the German government, adding he hoped for a compromise with Merkel in the migrant policy row. Then early on Monday Mr Seehofer announced he had agreed to hold final talks with the CDU as a "concession".

She could try to form a minority government, or seek a new election.

Mrs Merkel also secured agreement from Greece and Spain to take back from Germany migrants who previously registered in those countries.

"We want to continue to reduce the number of migrants coming to Germany", she said. That would likely end the seven-decade partnership of the CDU and CSU, which have a joint parliamentary group, and in turn would leave the government just short of a majority.

CSU leaders, divided over how to face down a challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) in October's regional election, were trying to persuade Seehofer to change his mind about resigning, the officials said.

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