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In Brussels on June 24 hosted an informal meeting of EU leaders. They discussed the fight against illegal immigration, but were unable to agree.

The immigration crisis discussed at an informal meeting of leaders of 16 countries of the European Union in Brussels ahead of the EU summit on June 28-29.

Meeting convened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure from some German politicians, dissatisfied with the current immigration policy. She said that at the summit in late June, a full consensus on the issue of migration at the level of all EU countries to achieve the unlikely.

If a compromise is not found, then Germany will expect new elections. Корреспондент.net versed in question.


Italy puts Schengen under threat

Migration has become a major topic in the European Union after Italy in June a new government . On 10 June a new Minister of the interior Matteo Salvini said that Italy does not want to “solve the problem of illegal immigration for all the others”.

Italy has closed its ports to vessels with migrants arriving from Libya. The fate of these refugees attracted attention all over the world.

In the end, the ship with 630 refugees on Board let Spain. Another ship remains at sea.

The President of France Emmanuel macron has accused Rome of “cynicism and irresponsibility”. In response, Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte called it “hypocritical”.

At the informal summit in Brussels, Italy demanded “radical changes” in the migration policy of the European Union.

Italian Prime Minister presented a plan of the 10 provisions the most important of which is that migrants should not be recorded in the country the first stop, as it is now, and to go to other European countries.

The ship Lifeline of migrants does not let any one country of the EU / EPA

Conte also urged EU countries to work together to solve the problem of migration and to punish those countries that refuse to accept migrants and refugees.

He proposed to create a “protection centres” for migrants in other EU countries to help Italy, where over the last four years net profit more than 600 thousand immigrants.

“All who arrive in Italy are in Europe… the Schengen area under threat”, – stated in the document, which among other measures, the reform of the Dublin agreement.

Meanwhile, the number of arrivals in EU migrants is decreasing. This year Eurostat has 130 thousand asylum seekers, which is 15 percent less than last year’s figures.


Merkel fears the division of Europe

The main organizer of the meeting Merkel actually recognized the impossibility to overcome the split. Even before the German Chancellor said that she does not expect breakthroughs, and expect a constructive exchange of views.

Meeting in Brussels called for only 16 of the 28 heads of EU countries. Only at the last moment to attend the summit agreed to the Prime Minister of Italy; the heads of the countries of Eastern Europe – the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, pointedly ignored the invitation.

“There will be bilateral or trilateral agreements to help each other. It is not always necessary to wait for the approval of all 28 EU member States, but should be guided by what is in one country or another,” said Merkel on the perspectives of the future summit in late June.

The problem of migration became acute in Germany. The Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Horst Seehofer presented a plan to combat illegal immigration from 64 points. Merkel took only one provision – the right of the police to deport those refugees who had sought asylum in another EU country.

Merkel said that it is contrary to European commitments of Germany. She also believes that this plan will split Europe. Because they will act according to the example of Germany and the majority of migrants will settle in the southern border States of Europe: Greece, Bulgaria and Italy.

Also, the plan of interior Minister of Germany assumes greater control on the border that becomes an obstacle to the free movement within the Schengen area.


Germany itself is under threat

In the summer of 2015 over a million refugees arrived in Germany after Merkel opened the state border, saying the famous “we’ll deal with it”.

Conflict with the interior Minister because of disagreements on immigration policy, called the first serious test for the new Cabinet of Angela Merkel, and could lead to the collapse of the political career of the Chancellor, writes the German media.

Upon further escalation, the Christian social Union may withdraw from the coalition government, the formation of which was given to Merkel and the concessions.

In this case, Germany will be held early parliamentary elections. However, representatives of both parties have assured that are interested in preserving unity.

The leader of the Social democratic party of Germany Andrea Nales calls the position of the interior Minister of the drama, which sees the start of the political campaign ahead of the October local elections in Bavaria.

However, experts point out that ideologically the Christian democratic Union of Merkel and CSU is a completely different game that is completely different seeing the future of his country and of Europe, and the conflict over migrants started long before the election.

the arbitrariness. Following him out of the government will inevitably be released and other Ministers from CSU.

That would be the end of the government coalition, Merkel is part of the CDU, CSU and Social democratic party of Germany, which lasted a hundred days.

Before the summer parliamentary recess, the Chancellor may put in the Bundestag vote on the question of confidence in yourself.

Merkel and Seehofer / EPA

Such a procedure is provided by the German Constitution to the case where factions of the ruling parties begin “confusion and vacillation” and the Chancellor wants to be sure that a parliamentary majority supports his policies.

If such a majority, the head of government gets (and without the votes of parliamentarians from the CSU Merkel among the deputies of the ruling parties it is not), then the Federal President can dissolve the Bundestag and to call for early elections.

The second Constitution provided for a parliamentary version of the offset of the Chancellor from his post, the so – called constructive vote of no confidence. To do this, the Bundestag, it is necessary to offer an alternative candidate for the post of head of government and to elect him by a majority of votes.

The third option is to dismiss most of Angela Merkel, which she may ask the Federal President. In this case, the President will oblige the Chancellor to remain in the performance of their duties until, until the lawmakers find a candidate acceptable to a parliamentary majority.

If not, the President can either dissolve the Bundestag and call new elections, or leave the resigned Chancellor in the performance of duties continue – at least until the next parliamentary elections.


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