“Reintroduction of border controls is not a solution”
When parliamentary faction and group leaders from both the CDU and the CSU met with Chancellor Merkel on Sunday evening in a Berlin restaurant, the post-Fukushima situation was raised, some participants of the meeting reported.
Next spring, the state elections of BadenWürttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate will determine whether Merkel’s policymaking has lost her more support.
The Chancellor’s opening of the border a week ago “alarmed” her core voters, leading in turn to the “knock on effect” of more refugees than the authorities could handle and, eventually, the emergency steps taken on Sunday.
Merkel is reported to have argued that the