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The new CDU-Chairman Annegret Kramp follow-Karrenbauer want to review the refugee policy of the past few years. Before a closed meeting of the CDU Federal Executive Committee in Potsdam, Kramp-karrenbauer said there would be, therefore, in February, a "workshop conversation", i.e. a kind of "General debate, starting with the decisions in 2015, up to today". Here, you'll see "the entire immigration question of the protection of the external border on the asylum procedures, Integration from the point of view of effectiveness".
Together with experts, among them representatives of the EU border protection Agency Frontex and the Federal office for Migration and refugees, will you advise what needs to be improved, said Kramp-Karrenbauer of the Welt am Sonntag. Already now it is clear: "Our security agencies need to be more assertive, also in the area of the entire Migration."
The CDU leader thus in the case of this subject from the Chancellor. Angela Merkel urged her party last October, to end the debate on the refugee policy of the year 2015. Sure, there are the migration policy problems, but above all, huge progress since 2015, Merkel said at the time, on a Congress of the Thuringian CDU. "If we want to occupy us for the Rest of the decade, what went on in 2015, maybe so, or so and so all the pissing around, then we will lose the rank as people's party", she warned.
Kramp-Karrenbauer contradicted the now explicitly. You said the time would only be wasted then, "if we narrow down this debate". But it would be a strange state, when the Christian Democrats treat the issue of Migration", and the year 2015 would exclude".
in The fall of 2015 for many in the CDU, is an important turning point. Before Merkel decided in September 2015, Hungary and Austria coming refugees to enter Germany, the Union is still at a good 40 percent. Since then, she has lost about ten percentage points and to the right of you has established itself the AfD.
power word for the Chancellor candidacy
Kramp-Karrenbauer had already last October, it was then still General Secretary, the Union's internal dispute over Merkel's refugee policy with the long-running conflict in the SPD, and Agenda 2010 compared.
the speeches of the CDU-politicians to the question of who had the right of proposal for the next Chancellor candidacy, condemned Kramp-Karrenbauer now as "completely unnecessary". She said that the right lay with her, "it was the same for all chairmen of the CDU, and the same will apply for me."
the closed meeting of The CDU Executive Board began on Sunday evening, you want to end this Monday. On the agenda of the planning for the year 2019. This year will be held in four provinces of the country and in ten German länder local elections. In addition, European Parliament will be elected. For the CDU, is particularly problematic in the elections in Brandenburg, Thuringia and Saxony.
The AfD is in the three provinces in the polls between 21 and 25 percent. The Thuringian CDU-Chairman Mike Mohring said before the closed meeting, the importance of in East Germany, the topic of pensions is - also due to the often through no fault of interrupted employment biographies. He, therefore, recommended as a minimum pension, to introduce, to be ten percent higher than the base backup.