Open Bavarian border may become a thing of the past
01 July 2018 | 6:10 am
Through sweat and toil, EU member states reached an agreement on migration. But the rules laid out aren't strict enough for German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who wants to close off Bavaria's border.
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