German conservative groups meet separately on migrant policy - sources

by Reuters
Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:28 GMT

BERLIN, June 14 (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and their Bavarian allies planned highly unusual separate meetings on Thursday to address divisions over migrant policy, party sources said.

A spokesman for the CDU said her party's leadership supported her proposal for asylum seekers who have already been rejected by Germany to be sent back at the border. Merkel also wants to buy time until a June 28-29 EU summit to agree bi- or trilateral deals with EU states in which migrants are first registered but from which they head to Germany. (Reporting by Sabine Siebold Writing by Paul Carrel Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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