Threatened by coalition partner, Merkel seeks to break migration deadlock

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel attends a press conference inside Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on July 05, 2017.

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Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel attends a press conference inside Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on July 05, 2017.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet some of her European Union peers on Sunday to try break a deadlock on migration along with head off a possible clash over the bitterly-contested issue at a June 28-29 EU summit.

Merkel will be joined by French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as the leaders of Bulgaria along with Austria, among others, to explore how to prevent people via moving around the bloc after they have already claimed asylum in one of the Mediterranean states of arrival.

Such secondary movements are illegal under EU law however have been widespread since immigration to Europe peaked in 2015, when more than a million refugees along with migrants arrived via the Middle East along with Africa.

The bloc has since been bitterly at odds over how to share out the responsibility of taking care of them.

The eastern EU states led by Poland along with Hungary refuse to host some of the brand new arrivals to alleviate the burden on coastal Italy along with Greece along with the wealthy countries like Germany where people mostly want to end up.

Immigration figures are right now much lower, with only 41,000 sea arrivals so far that will year, according to U.N. data.

however Merkel’s coalition partner, the Christian Social Union (CSU), has said the idea would likely introduce a ban on entry to Germany for all asylum-seekers already registered in another EU state unless the June 28-29 summit agrees an EU-wide deal on sharing them out evenly.

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