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Chancellor Angela Merkel chairs integration summit in Berlin, without Seehofer

After chairing the government's integration summit, Merkel has called for a pan-European solution for illegal migrant arrivals currently concentrated in Italy, Greece and Spain.

The place of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer at Wednesday's summit in Berlin was taken by Marco Wanderwitz, a CDU member and parliamentary state secretary in Seehofer's interior ministry. Seehofer, of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), gave no reason for his absence but his differences with Merkel over migration policy have been particularly visible since his new "migration master plan," a 63-point document on migration and asylum rules, was postponed rather than published on Tuesday.


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