Germany: Migration a 'fateful' issue for EU's future — Merkel

M/S Merkel walks up to podium German Chancellor Angela Merkel said «migration might become a fateful question for the European Union,» in a speech to the Bundestag in Berlin on Thursday, ahead of a critical EU summit. «I want to be honest about this, we are not where we want to be. The common European asylum system in the way we wanted to adopt this June, we will not adopt at the council of 28... Еще,» the chancellor added. Leader of anti-migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Alexander Gauland, repeated his call to close Germany's borders. «We have nothing against helping people in need, but stop importing problems without end into our country,» he told Bundestag members. Centrist Free Democratic Party (FDP) leader Christian Lindner said tensions within Merkel's coalition government had 'weakened' Germany's negotiating power in Europe. Katrin Goering-Eckhardt from the Green Party used her speech to criticise Interior Minister Horst Seehofer among other politicians from Bavaria's Christian Social Union, for threatening to install border checks in southern Germany. «For you it is only about 'Merkel must go', so you have full rein. […] You want a country of isolation, with egosim, without co-operation and without solidarity,» she said.

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