Bavaria threatens Merkel with court over refugees

The Bavarian government is threatening to take Chancellor Angela Merkel to the country’s highest court to make her change her refugee policy.

If the federal government does not take the initiative itself to control the number of people coming into the country, the Bavarian government will force it to through the Constitutional Court, the Bavarian government announced on Friday after an emergency meeting of the state cabinet.

Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer, of the Christian Social Union (CSU), said that the federal government was threatening “the ability of the German states to act with independence”.

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