Horst Seehofer: Minister of the Interior criticizes predecessor Thomas de Maizière

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has contradicted the statements of his predecessor Thomas de Maizière (CDU) on the refugee crisis in 2015. Although he does not know his new book in the original, the presentation, as it is spread in the media, but is "objectively wrong," said Seehofer Augsburger Allgemeine,

In his
this week's book titled Govern justifies
de Maizière his decision from then, not to reject asylum seekers on the border with Austria. "In particular, the local local authorities in Bavaria refused registration in the border area and insisted that the refugees without registration, which takes in each case 30 to 45 minutes, immediately be redistributed, otherwise they could no longer control the situation," writes the former Minister of the Interior. Seehofer had later spoken of a "rule of injustice". De Maizière calls this reproach "pervading" in his book.

De Maizière criticized indirectly also Seehofer's appearance in the dispute over an interview of the now defunct constitutional protection president Hans -Georg Maaßen. "The use of even the most important head of government should not involve the whole government or coalition, otherwise it weakens the minister to his colleagues and only arouses desires to continue delegating to other departments in the event of unpleasant personnel decisions," writes the former Minister of the Interior.

The Augsburger Allgemeine Seehofer said: "It is a good style that an acting minister does not publicly evaluate the policies of his predecessor." The reverse was "but also advisable".

Bavaria's Interior Minister praises migration debate with CDU

The Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann (CSU) commented positively on the preparation of the migration policy within the Union at the so-called workshop discussion of the CDU. "We are not debating the past like the SPD, but we are going into the future," he said. There are no trenches, the discussion with the CDU Run very constructive. All in all, a sensible steering, control and limitation of refugee movements are much better and more successful than three years ago.

The union wants to work through the refugee crisis with the talks that started on Sunday, because of the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) at the time. The Union also advises on consequences of the events at that time.

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