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Germany: SPD glad to be 'back to business' after CDU/CSU agreement02:02

Germany: SPD glad to be 'back to business' after CDU/CSU agreement

Germany, Berlin
July 2, 2018 at 23:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and SPD party leader Andrea Nahles commented to local press after German Minister of the Interior and CSU chief Horst Seehofer struck a deal with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday, ending weeks of dispute over Germany's migration and asylum policy.

Seehofer was engaged in an ongoing dispute with Merkel over migration policy, with Seehofer's CSU wanting to take a more hard line stance on the issue, with Merkel pushing to pursue a common European solution.

Seehofer had threatened to resign over the dispute, but a last minute compromise was reached, and Seehofer will stay on as Interior Minister.

Germany: SPD glad to be 'back to business' after CDU/CSU agreement02:02
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German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and SPD party leader Andrea Nahles commented to local press after German Minister of the Interior and CSU chief Horst Seehofer struck a deal with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday, ending weeks of dispute over Germany's migration and asylum policy.

Seehofer was engaged in an ongoing dispute with Merkel over migration policy, with Seehofer's CSU wanting to take a more hard line stance on the issue, with Merkel pushing to pursue a common European solution.

Seehofer had threatened to resign over the dispute, but a last minute compromise was reached, and Seehofer will stay on as Interior Minister.

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