His remarks came amid a widening split over refugee quotas between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Bavaria-based CSU, a sister party to her Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Merkel has repeatedly opposed such restrictions, but she remains under increasing pressure from her Bavarian allies to toughen her stance.
Seehofer has, meanwhile, warned of "dramatic repercussions" related to integration, security and the government's functionality in the event that the CSU's demands for refugee admissions caps are not met.
honestly, the lack of solidarity of the EU during the refugee crisis is just…awful. germany alone takes a third of all the refugees— Saltasaurus (@farronatic) 14 января 2016
Right now, Merkel faces a spate of challenges from the CSU and right-wing CDU MPs, who are calling for further restrictions on refugees, including the right of refugees to bring in family members. Merkel has more than once made it plain that she will not back such measures, and the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), the third coalition government partner, is opposed to them as well.
Merkel was harshly criticized both at home and abroad over her 'open door' policy on refugees, which saw over a million migrants — mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq — cross into Germany last year alone.
Europe is currently facing its biggest crisis since the formation of the EU as it struggles to cope with the biggest mass movement of people since the Second World War.