Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Herr Seehofer, Ministro degli Interni tedesco, non si è presentato ad una riunione governativa sui migranti, nel corso della quale avrebbe dovuto tenere un lungo intervento.
I media iniziano a parlare apertamente di crisi del Governo Merkel.
Al momento resta veramente difficile dire se si tratti solo di un braccio di ferro, oppure siano iniziate le vere manovre per far dimettere Frau Merkel. Ma questa ultima ipotesi sembrerebbe essere quella corretta.
Riportiamo quindi in extenso i più significativi interventi sul tema.
Per la prima volta nella sua storia, l'Handelsblatt, giornale di Confindustria tedesca, riporta in prima pagina un cartiglio, seguito poi da un articolo al vetriolo.
«Crisis meetings in Berlin.
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union, led by Horst Seehofer, halted a scheduled Bundestag discussion and went into separate meetings. The two allies have knocked heads on how to deal with refugees who want to enter Germany, but have already been registered in a different EU country. The CSU, which faces state elections in October, wants to bar these immigrants from coming in, but Ms. Merkel opposes this strict asylum plan. German media are running live blogs of the events.»
«The chancellor is growing isolated as her party colleagues join her hawkish Bavarian allies in calling for tighter migration policies. If she fails to assert her authority, her days as chancellor could be numbered»
«Angela Merkel faces fresh trouble from her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, over her stance on the refugee question. This time around, though, the chancellor looks more isolated than ever, as more and more Christian Democrats side with the hardline Bavarians, abandoning their leader.
As the dispute escalates, the stakes are growing and could eventually bring Ms. Merkel’s chancellorship to an end. The issue is already dividing Europe, a split that’s now being exacerbated by the Bavarian CSU leader, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, as he allies himself with other European leaders who oppose Ms. Merkel’s asylum policy, from Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Italy’s new far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini. ....
On Tuesday, CDU lawmakers in the Bundestag overwhelmingly supported Mr. Seehofer’s plan during an internal debate within the party’s parliamentary group. ....
In all, “75 percent of the group support Mr. Seehofer’s plan,” said Andreas Mattfeldt, a CDU politician from Lower Saxony. He said in the nine years he has been in the Bundestag, “I have never seen so many politicians voice their disapproval of the chancellor’s position so clearly.”»
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«Germany's conservative bloc may be coming apart at the seams, as its Bavarian wing lines up behind Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and against the chancellor. It's the greatest challenge ever to Merkel's authority.»
«Speaking to reporters after separate emergency meetings of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU and the Bavarian conservative CSU, regional CSU leader Alexander Dobrindt was "100 percent" in support of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's so-called master plan for migration. That includes turning away some people at Germany's nation border – something Merkel has explicitly ruled out.»
«But barring a breakthrough, Seehofer and Merkel — and with them the CSU and the CDU — are on a collision course.»
«deputy Jan Korte spoke of a full-blown "governmental crisis."»
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«Germany’s interior minister, Horst Seehofer, has cancelled his participation in an integration summit hosted by Angela Merkel amid increasing signs of major disagreements between them over the country’s asylum policy.
The absence follows his decision on Tuesday to drop the launch of an “immigration masterplan” after the German chancellor refused to back a crucial point of the plan that would allow migrants deemed to be trying to enter the country illegally to be turned back at the German border, arguing that it would breach European law. She insisted the masterplan was still being discussed in detail.
Merkel has attracted criticism particularly within her CDU party for failing to back Seehofer’s push for stricter immigration rules amid cross-party concern that German asylum policy is in disarray.»