Euro reforms will be backed by German coalition, lawmakers - Merkel

MerkelĀ is sticking to her guns maintaining an open-door migrant policy is crucial for keeping Europe united

MerkelĀ is sticking to her guns maintaining an open-door migrant policy is crucial for keeping Europe united

Merkel, therefore, needs to balance Seehofer's demands to turn away migrants who have been registered in another European Union country - often Italy or Greece as their first port of call - with the frontline nations' call for solidarity. We must always do more to fight criminiality.

Merkel's plight however, did not go unnoticed by the US President who has routinely criticized her decision to open Germany's borders in 2015.

Germany's interior minister, leader of the Bavarian wing of Angela Merkel's conservative alliance, backed down from his defiant stance on turning away immigrants at the border. Merkel has two weeks to reach a deal.

Merkel said she was optimistic her government and parliament would back the proposed reforms.

Mr Schmieding said: "She will need a bit of a compromise here and there".

France and Germany may also strike a deal aimed at harmonising corporate taxes across the bloc, to stop multinationals from taking advantage of low-tax regimes in for example the Netherlands, Ireland or Luxembourg.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to discuss the issue of migration with Italy's new premier on his first official trip to Berlin.

Arriving for talks with Merkel on Monday evening, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stressed that his country can not be left alone to deal with the influx.

Berlin is also reportedly preparing to call a meeting between Merkel and the leaders of several European Union frontline nations in the migrant crisis ahead of the European Union summit.

The almost six months it took Ms. Merkel to form a government after last September's election was the longest ever in the postwar history of Germany and an indication of her weakened position.

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NELSON: The interior minister and his party, which is facing a major challenge from far-right populists in upcoming regional elections, say they will unilaterally prevent migrants from crossing Bavaria's global borders if Berlin doesn't act.

A government-sponsored study published in January showed that violent crime had risen about 10% in 2015 and 2016, attributing more than 90% of the rise to young male asylum seekers. Many Roma people are Italian citizens who have been in the country for generations, while others come from Eastern Europe.

In a sign of the frayed nerves, Germany's political and media world lurched into a brief panic Friday as several media outlets fell for a hoax tweet claiming Seehofer's CSU was quitting the coalition.

Saying something often doesn't make it true.

The ultra-conservative minister's "migration master plan", which included various controversial measures, has led to a crisis within the ruling coalition government.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at its border migrants previously registered as asylum-seekers in other European countries.

Merkel's current strategy is to negotiate with both the CSU and the European Union.

"We are convinced that Germany needs a reversal in its asylum policy", said Markus Soder, a member of Seehofer's party and the governor of Bavaria.

It also found that two-thirds of all Germans believe that the CSU has only instigated this dispute as an election campaign tactic, in order to steal votes from the populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) ahead of the October state election in Bavaria.

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