“Rein­tro­duc­tion of bor­der con­trols is not a so­lu­tion”

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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