UPDATED 6:36 AM PT — Mon. July 2, 2018
The French prime minister is claiming that Germany’s internal conflict over immigration may threaten their partnership.
On Monday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the dispute regarding immigration policy within Germany’s government undermines the stability of their alliance.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under pressure after rejecting a deal to cut migration, prompting her interior minister to consider resignation.
The disagreement caused discord with Merkel’s colleagues, in turn, casting doubt about the security of her administration.
“I don’t know if I’m ‘worried,’ but I see a sort of political tension in the German government, the German coalition, which is obviously not good news because when we’re talking to our German partner and friend we want there to be great stability, economic stability of course, but also political stability,” stated Philippe.
This comes as the EU experiences growing divide between leaders who maintain open borders and those aiming to restrict the number of migrants entering the bloc.