Schaeuble tries to defuse German conservatives' migration row

September 15, 2016 9:12 PM

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Schaeuble tries to defuse German conservatives' migration row

BERLIN: Germany's finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, defended Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migrant policy on Thursday and urged her conservatives to stop bickering over the issue ahead of Sunday's Berlin city vote.

A battle over migration between Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), has escalated since the CDU suffered a heavy election defeat in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern this month.

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