Merkel, Macron agree on new eurozone budget

Merkel, Macron agree on new eurozone budget

Asked by a reporter, "if necessary, would you also support a policy which amounts to an implementation of Seehofer's plan", she replied smugly. Seehofer said he'd be glad to see a European agreement, but "we want this national solution unless a European solution comes together".

"We don't want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!" he said.

German Interior Minister and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Party Horst Seehofer gestures after giving a press conference after the party meeting at the CSU headquarters in Munich on June 18 2018.

The leaders met to prepare for a summit of European Union leaders on 28 and 29 June, with Emmanuel Macron keen to push through wide-ranging reforms to strengthen the eurozone.

Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank said: "This is definitely the worst crisis she has faced in her 13 years as German chancellor".

The European Commission said on Monday it was confident that EU leaders could agree at a summit next week on handling migrants and refugees, but some diplomats were much less optimistic. Unilateral action would also anger our Austrian neighbour, who would be saddled with most of the migrants Germany turns back. She has insisted that any response must be coordinated with other European Union nations.

As for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a weekend poll by ARD Media showed that she remains the most popular politician in Germany with a 50% approval rating.

The tweets come as Merkel is in a stand-off with her interior minister over new immigration curbs.

Seibert declined to elaborate ahead of the meeting, which will be preceded by statements from the leaders. According to the Emnid polling institute, if elections were held right now the grand coalition led by Merkel would still win 51 percent of the votes.

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Seehofer's "migration master plan", which Merkel last week refused to endorse, would see asylum seekers arriving at Germany's borders turned away if they have no identification papers, have already had an asylum claim rejected in Germany, or are already registered in another country in the EU - proposals that rights group say contravene European and global agreements.

In this context, Merkel and Macron addressed so-called "secondary migration", that is, asylum seekers who, according to Dublin, must complete ir asylum procedure in first European Union country to which y have arrived.

European stocks, and particularly the German market, have been hit once again over recent days by the possibility of political turmoil in Germany caused by disagreements within the ruling coalition over the country's migrant policy.

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His proposals were a surprise to many - a few months ago, Seehofer appeared to rule out rejecting people at the border, calling at the time for detention centers to house asylum seekers while their claims were processed.

In addressing further combating the migration crisis, Merkel noted Germany would bar migrants who are already registered in other European nations.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth-term government took almost six months to put together, taking office in March after the centre-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives again.

The CSU fears that without a tougher migration policy, the far-right, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party "will become stronger in Bavaria at the expense of the CSU", says Jürgen Falter, a political scientist and expert on Germany's far right.

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