Hot on the heels of Italy’s rejection of EU federalism and the open doors approach to immigration and with the fragmentation of Spain and the shambolic attempts to bully Britain into abandoning Brexit ongoing, Europe has another immediate political crisis on its hands, and this one could be the big one that rips the economic heart out of the EU.
The Wall Street Journal reports today, a rebellion over immigration in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc is threatening the stability of her fragile coalition. Merkel’s weekend decision to veto a plan by her interior minister aimed at controlling and reducing illegal migration, and the minister’s refusal to back down, has as we reported earlier this week, already shattered the fragile unity in her coalition between conservative backers and opponents of her liberal asylum policy, just months after the ramshackle coalition government was cobbled together.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are in a standoff over immigration. Picture Source: Zero Hedge
With neither side giving way Merkel faced a showdown within her conservative camp over the the future of immigration policy that threatens her political future, because she has committed herself publicly to continuing her ‘open borders’ approach. The Local reports, after late-night talks failed to offer a resolution to the heated immigration dispute, a parliamentary session was suspended Thursday to allow the rival camps confer on strategy.
Specifically, Merkel is facing a rebellion from her hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who demands that German border police be given the right to turn back migrants without identity papers or who are already registered elsewhere in the European Union. The chancellor fears that such a move would be seen as stoking the wave of nationalist and anti EU feeling that has swept across the EU since the immigration crisis came to the fore in 2015 and be seen as Germany abandoning frontline Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Greece, after forcing unwelcome immigrant quotas on them. With Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the balkan states already at loggerheads with Brussels over it’s authoritarian handling of the crisis, Merkel has urged a negotiated EU response instead.
The top-selling German newspaper Bild argued that “if no agreement is reached, Angela Merkel must face a vote of confidence and every lawmaker must decide … Keep going with Merkel’s way or face an adventure called fresh elections.”
Meanwhile, Augsburger Allgemeine reported on Thursday that Seehofer’s CSU is considered breaking off their alliance with the Merkel’s CDU in the Bundestag. In other words, an outright rebellion within the government, ending the ruling coalition.
The AA quoted an unnamed senior figure in the CSU who said “we aren’t far away from a split. It is touch and go for our united Bundestag faction.”
The tensions have been building for years: Seehofer, from Bavaria state’s CSU party, has long been harshly critical of Merkel’s decision to open German borders in mid-2015 to a mass influx of over one million asylum seekers. At the height of the crisis, tens of thousands of people fleeing war and misery in Syria, Iraq and other countries crossed the Austrian border into Germany per day in the Alpine state of Bavaria.
The consequences are well known: the mass refugee arrivals, together with numerous high-profile crimes committed by migrants and terrorist attacks by ISIS-sympathizers since, sparked the rise of Germany’s anti-immigrant AfD party, which entered parliament last year, upending German politics while support for Germany’s establishment parties cratered.
As positions in Merkel’s latest domestic battle hardened, the CSU’s Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said that “in immigration, we must no longer do things by halves. We must think about the local population, not just the rest of Europe.”
What makes the rebellion especially surprising is that Merkel’s CDU and the more conservative CSU are traditional sister parties, but the emotional immigration issue has opened a rift between them that is deepening as the CSU faces an electoral threat by the AfD in a state poll in October.
In sharp contrast to Merkel, Seehofer has voiced open sympathies for right-wing populist governments that are tough on immigration, from Hungary to Austria and Italy. When Seehofer met Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday, Kurz announced that the interior ministers in Vienna, Rome and Berlin had formed an “axis of the willing” to combat illegal immigration.
Which is just the thing Merkel, and her liberal, globalist influencers who include George Soros and, hates to hear. Recent developments in world politics, from the Brexit vote and Donald Trumps shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election and the gains made by nationalist parties in elections throughout 2017, the inclonclusive German election last September that left Merkel stranded, at the mercy of her coalition parties to the victory of Eurosceptic Italian parties and the vote by the Catalan province of Spain to secede from the national government all combine to suggest the game is up for the globalists. Globalisation could only ever benefit the rich and powerful.
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