Germany’s Seehofer pushes migrant take-back deal with Italy, Greece
Aug 6, 2018
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Sunday (5 August) said he hoped for a breakthrough this week in talks with Italy and Greece on taking back asylum-seekers already registered in those countries, as Berlin toughens its migration policies.
Seehofer, whose push for tighter border controls nearly toppled Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government last month, said he wanted to have “clarity” in coming days about whether an agreement could be struck.
“The talks are proceeding in a good climate,” Seehofer told public broadcaster ARD.
“But in the end, the heads of government may have to talk with each other again because of the complexity” of the matter, he added.