The Wall Street Journal: German crises eases as Merkel, rebellious interior minister reach immigration deal

BERLIN — Germany’s government stepped back from the brink of a full-blown crisis Monday when Chancellor Angela Merkel reached a last-minute deal for tighter control over immigration with her rebellious interior minister after two days of talks.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced the agreement late Monday after agreeing to a final make-or-break round of talks with Merkel less than a day after offering his resignation as minister and chairman of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.

Speaking shortly after the deal was struck, Merkel praised it as a “really good compromise” that would help regulate the movements of asylum seekers within the European Union without creating tensions with Germany’s neighbors.

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