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Quit arguing over asylum seekers!

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Lately, Germany's conservatives have been talking of a "migration master plan." An emotive label, given that migration tends to conjure up hopes and fears, while a master plan usually denotes a well thought-out approach for tackling problems head-on.

That was exactly the kind of effect Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer of the Christian Social Union (CSU) had in mind. Once again, he wanted to present himself as a man of action when it comes to refugees and asylum-seekers; as someone who stands for law and order. But now, his perennial rival, Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has put her foot down, blocking Seehofer's proposal.

That means Seehofer will not be presenting his "migration master plan" any time soon. Chancellor Merkel disagrees with Seehofer over how to treat asylum seekers arriving on Germany's border. Merkel wants to avoid further arguments with other EU member states........

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