Austria follows Germany on tighter border controls

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"The problem I see, and where (our) difference lies, is that we must always remember and never forget that this is about human beings", Merkel told reporters. "Europe can not simply decouple from hardship and suffering". She said Germany was delighted that the English soccer team was still in the World Cup competition in Russian Federation. They said there are over 300 German automotive facilities in the United States, supporting almost 120,000 jobs.

"We think it's unfair that Germany often accuses us of a lack of solidarity", Orban said.

"So there are a number of issues that we would like to discuss here also bilaterally, a number of substantive issues".

Mr Seehofer wanted to turn such migrants away immediately at the border, but Ms Merkel argued that would cause a crisis as other European Union states refused to take them.

The agreement calls for asylum-seekers registered in other countries to be processed within 48 hours in police facilities - not separate transit centres - if they could not be transported to the Munich airport to be returned to the country where they first registered.

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On Thursday, Seehofer is due to visit Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, while Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, another outspoken critic of Merkel's hitherto open-doors immigration policy, is due in Berlin.

Saying he was "convinced these will be very hard talks", Horst Seehofer said Thursday "it is a problem for all of Europe and we want to negotiate with Italy and Greece" to send them back migrants who had already registered and applied for asylum in those countries, the main entry points to the EU.

Germany's interior minister said on Thursday he was confident centre-left coalition partners would back setting up border zone transit centres for migrants under a plan to defuse a dispute over asylum policy threatening to bring down the government.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives Union on Thursday night reached an agreement on strengthened asylum policies with coalition partner Social Democratic Party (SPD), ending weeks-long dispute that nearly toppled the government.

Nahles told broadcaster ZDF the deal would not require any legal changes, and said it was up to Seehofer's ministry - which oversees the border police - to accelerate the asylum process. From there, migrants already registered elsewhere in the European Union and not entitled to settle in Germany could be deported. "This is taking on the contours of a trade conflict - I don't want to use words that go any further".

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