The German-Italian asylum agreement is signed before German-Italian asylum seeker Horst Seehofer announced on Thursday, in Berlin, on the return of asylum seekers who were arrested at the border with Germany.
The chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) told the Bundestag that the negotiations had been concluded, the agreement was drafted and only the two interior ministers are missing a stamp.
No formal signing ceremony will be held with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
Signed documents will be replaced by mail to save travel costs, which may take several days, but we can already state that the negotiations in Berlin and Rome have been successful, “said Horst Seehofer.
In the parliamentary debate on the chapter of the federal budget of the federal budget of 2019, Horst Seehofer emphasized that the agreement on the return of asylum-seekers arrested at the border with Spain and Greece has already been applied in border management practice.
The German coalition parties agreed on the establishment of bilateral agreements on the return of asylum seekers arrested at the German border in early July. The agreement ended the asylum dispute between the CSU and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) led by Chancellor Angela Merkel on how to refuse entry at border crossing points – at the three crossings of the Bavarian-Austrian border – from asylum seekers already registered elsewhere .
Horst Seehofer and CSU originally advocated that they should be turned back and forth completely and indefinitely. Angela Merkel and the CDU were of the opinion that unilateral border management could not be tightened, asylum seekers registered elsewhere can only be reversed in consultation with the co-pertinent partners concerned.