Asylum compromise: SPD and union postpone advice on asylum compromise

There will be further discussions in the Coalition Committee on the so-called transit centres on Thursday. SPD chief Andrea Nahles showed confidence.

Asylum compromise: SPD and union postpone advice on asylum compromise

The coalition Committee of Union and SPD for Chancellor Angela Merkel postponed his deliberations on Union's asylum compromise. The talks ended after about two and a half hours without decisions. SPD chief Andrea Nahles said after meeting that round had progressed throughout entire subject. There have been intense discussions with union leaders, "but we are not quite toger yet," said Nahles. The committee wanted to be consulted again on Thursday evening.

Nahles asked her party "to be a piece of far trust for next time". Whatever SPD will agree with Union in DerFlüchtlingspolitik will neir DemKoalitionsvertrag nor five-point plan of SPDwidersprechen. Orwise, y will disagree. The SPDwolle to enforce ir five-point plan, "Dot for dot," Nahles says.

Vice-chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) was convinced that Coalition would come to good, pragmatic and legally proper regulations. "We need some more time to make this precise," he said. It was not done with a political statement of confession. They need legal solutions. The union also said that after discussions, re had been good discussions in a good atmosphere. You have made good progress.

The discussions concerned, among or things, Union's plans to establish transit centres on German-Austrian border, from which registered asylum seekers can be deported to relevant EU countries. This would affect Greece and Italy in particular. Should no administrative agreements be reached with countries concerned, asylum seekers should be rejected directly at German-Austrian border. However, approval of EU countries concerned is still pending.

Austria has been sceptical about plans to date. When SPD is taking decision of Union, Austrian Government sees itself as "measures to protect our sourn borders", said Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) at a press conference. His Government was "certainly not prepared to conclude contracts at expense of Austria".

Updated Date: 04 July 2018, 12:01

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