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Seehofer with Merkel: Bavarian ultimatum came ahead of local elections in October (Photo: sbamueller)

Bavaria hijacks EU migration talks

German domestic politics has taken over the EU migration agenda, as select leaders meet for a special summit on Sunday (24 June).

The EU needs to stop asylum seekers moving around inside Europe, from frontline places like Greece or Italy to wealthier regions like Bavaria, in southern Germany, according to Sunday's declaration, leaked to press on Thursday.

"There is no right to freely choose the member state in which asylum is sought," the four-page text said.

"We see a grea...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Seehofer with Merkel: Bavarian ultimatum came ahead of local elections in October (Photo: sbamueller)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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