10:27 GMT26 May 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    Germany will be bound to curb a migration flow in the country after Bavaria’s threat to take the government to court for failing to handle the massive refugee crisis, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Horst Seehofer said Saturday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — On Friday, authorities in the southern German state of Bavaria slammed Chancellor Angela Merkel for "not doing enough to address the crisis on the southern German border."

    Bavaria is the entry point for hundreds of thousands of economic migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East that have come to Germany since the start of the year.

    "The Berlin government will be obliged, despite all the criticism against us, to take measures to restrict migration. Therefore, I am calm," Seehofer said at the migration and refugee congress of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria broadcast by the German Phoenix channel.

    Over 200,000 refugees arrived in Bavaria in September, which depleted resources of the state for receiving migrants, according to Bavarian authorities.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


    Bavaria Threatens to Take German Government to Court Over Refugee Crisis
    Bavaria Ready to Take Emergency Measures to Cope With Refugee Influx
    Bavaria Ready to Restrict Migrant Inflow Independently From Rest of Germany
    migrant crisis, Horst Seehofer, Bavaria, Germany
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook