Bavaria wants border controls in Italy migrant row

'Unless Schengen breaches stop' says governor

(ANSA) - Berlin, September 8 - Germany should "seriously think about" stopping Italy's alleged breaches of the Schengen accords by new border checks on migrants, Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer told German daily Bild Monday. "Unless the situation changes," the minister-president and CSU party chief said, "Germany will have to seriously weigh the possibility of stopping infractions via border controls.
    The CSU is the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU. Bavaria last month accused Italy of blatantly waiving EU migrant rules. Rome is deliberately ignoring standard refugee procedures such as finger-printing in order to let them seek asylum in other countries, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann said on August 22.
    Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano is "barefaced" in complaining about high refugee arrivals to Italy while at the same time allegedly not respecting EU norms on them, Herrmann said.


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