German coalition reaches deal on migration, no transit centres

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the perspective on the migration between Hungary and Germany is very different.

Last week, Merkel had ensured that up to 14 European Union countries had pledged to accelerate return of registered asylum seekers in or countries arriving in Germany, including Hungary, which immediately denied having reached an agreement with Berlin about it.

Orban said that his country built a fence on its southern borders to regain control over its territory, the move protecting not only Hungary but also Germany by not allowing refugees to enter Hungary. "This is taking on the contours of a trade conflict - I don't want to use words that go any further".

The deal Ms Merkel made with Mr Seehofer still has to be agreed by her main coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD). Such a move, it said, could address Mr Trump's complaint that the United States sector is unfairly treated, while reducing export costs for other participating countries' auto sectors.

Frode Forfang, head of Norway's Directorate of Immigration, says many have claimed political persecution at home because of links to US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by Turkey for the 2016 failed coup.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hands with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a joint press conference following a meeting on July 5, 2018 in Berlin. From there, migrants already registered elsewhere in the European Union and not entitled to settle in Germany could be deported. "We need a humanitarian and realistic migration policy".

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As the agreement was reached, a new poll conducted for broadcaster ARD showed broad public frustration over the issue.

"Our constitution states that (migrants) must be returned within 48 hours and therefore they won't be closed facilities".

Almost three-quarters of those surveyed said Seehofer had weakened German conservatives through his brinkmanship, and 78 percent said they were unhappy with the coalition's work. Arrivals have since dropped sharply to the tens of thousands.

Ms Merkel would have hoped she had put the crisis that threatened to bring down her government behind her when she hammered out the last-minute compromise with Horst Seehofer, her rebellious interior minister, on Monday night.

The two leaders clashed as Horst Seehofer, the German interior minister, held talks with Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian chancellor, to defuse a row over plans to set up transit camps for migrants at the German-Austrian border.

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