‘Master Plan for Migration’ leads to conflict between the CDU and its sister party CSU
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), are currently in conflict over the ‘Master Plan for Migration’ developed by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU). The former Minister President of Bavaria and leader of the CSU wants to reject migrants who are already registered in another European country directly at the German border. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is strongly opposed to this view and is advocacting in favor of a European solution.
The conflict between the two parties is seen as very serious and harming to the CDU/CSU fraction. Seehofer agreed to give Merkel a two-week period to talk to European partners and try find a European solution. She will meet the French President Emmanuel Macron this week.