Bavaria threatens to take German government to court over refugees

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 09, 2015 9:01 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - The state of Bavaria has threatened to take the German federal government to court if it fails to take immediate steps to limit the flow of asylum seekers to Germany.

"We have agreed that if the federal government does not take effective steps soon to limit the continued flow of asylum seekers ... Bavaria reserves the right to go to the Constitutional Court," Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said after a regional cabinet meeting in Munich.

Bavarian officials stopped short of a threat to close the border with Austria, but Herrmann added: "If respect of EU standards as set out in Dublin and Schengen is not restored immediately then the German government must take the decision to turn away refugees at the border."

(Writing by Noah Barkin; editing by David Stamp)