"In January, I intend to hold talks on migration and security with experts and critics of the migration and asylum policies in order to develop concrete improvements [to this policy]. Our campaign in the European Parliament elections will be based, among other things, on the results [of these negotiations]," Kramp-Karrenbauer said in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Following the new leader's election, CDU has also chosen its new secretary general at the party congress in Hamburg who would replace Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on her previous role; the position will be taken over by Paul Ziemiak, the head of the party's youth organization Junge Union.
Kramp-Karrenbauer's statement comes amid repeated criticism aimed at the former leader of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, Angela Merkel, for her open-door migration policy, which resulted in a million of mostly North African migrants pouring into Germany in 2015. Her party's popularity slumped in the following years, causing it to lose seats in the federal parliament in 2017.