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Armed to the refugee crisis : De Maizière accused Seehofer ehrabschneidende Comments

The former Federal Minister of the interior Thomas de Maizière (CDU) has accused successor, Horst Seehofer (CSU) ehrabschneidende Statements to the German refugee policy. The background of an Interview-quote of the then CSU leaders in February 2016, in the Seehofer a "rule of injustice" in Germany accounted for, because refugees are coming freely into the country.

In his Monday published the book "Rule. Interior views of the policy", the news magazine "der Spiegel" published in its latest issue a pre-print, de Maizière his internal Union critics now to his chest.

With views of the difficult to cope with the influx of asylum seekers at the peak of the refugee crisis, the CDU-politician writes, he protest against the accusation, "I would not have acted in this situation, legally, there would have been a reign of injustice".

De Maizière sees a limit in the debate exceeded

From his point of view would have been a closure of the German borders, and rejecting all asylum seekers in the former Situation, while "legally possible, but not mandatory". Not all, but most of the lawyers in his Department had not been of the opinion that the European legal easy to return instructions in accordance with German law forbid it.

As one of the sharpest critics of the refugee policy of the Federal government of Bavaria, the then Prime Minister Seehofer, the "Passauer Neue Presse" in February 2016, said: "We have at the Moment, no state of law and order. It is a reign of injustice." Thus, he sparked a wave of outrage to demands for a withdrawal or expulsion of the CSU from the Federal government.

de Maizière writes in the Chapter, "crises and exceptional situations" of his book: "This wording does not exceed the politically acceptable limit of a pugnacious debate among coalition partners. If a Minister joins after long discussions a legal opinion and makes a decision that he thinks is lawful, which, in retrospect, but some people like it, then the allegation of a legal breach is ehrabschneidend."

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A consistent rejection would have been of de maizière's point of view "is only possible at the cost of very ugly images, such as police officers, refugees, including women and children, shields and rubber batons from crossing the border to Germany". (dpa)

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