Germany's interior minister is insisting that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, but there's no sign yet of a compromise in a bitter standoff over migration. Such a move could only happen if it was organised by the European commission, he said.
'We want a solution for sending back refugees at our borders, ' he said.
Also, Seehofer supports blocking asylum-seekers whose applications were previously rejected by Germany.
Horst Seehofer, the CSU interior minister, whose party is facing regional elections in October, is calling for Germany to turn away refugees who have also registered in other European countries.
At the centre of the showdown between Merkel and Seehofer, who are bitter rivals after the chancellor's decision to allow nearly a million refugees into Germany three summers ago, is disagreement over whether to allow those who have already registered in another European Union country entry to Germany.
Angela Merkel faces a showdown with a rebellious minister on Monday that could bring down her government and lead to the end of her political career.
From January to May, about 78,000 people sought asylum in Germany compared with 90,000 a year ago, the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper said Saturday, citing Interior Ministry data.
"The people are running out of patience", he told Bild daily.
Because of its troubled history and Merkel's welcoming stance in 2015, Germany seemed somewhat more immune than other countries to the populist wave washing over Europe.
The CSU's top priority is a hard October state election in Bavaria in which it is trying to tamp down support for the anti-migration Alternative for Germany party.
Merkel was reportedly planning to contact all her European Union counterparts over the next few days in the hope of striking a series of bilateral deals, ahead of a crucial European Union summit at the end of June at which she hopes to come to an agreement to end the impasse. The AfD that swept into Parliament past year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protest against the government.
For Merkel, in power for over 12 years, the stakes could not be higher as she leads an uneasy coalition government with a narrow majority that took half a year to cobble together.
Seehofer plans to hold a press conference in Munich on Monday following a meeting of CSU leaders on migration, Reuters reported.
Amid widespread calls for Merkel to sack Seehofer anyway, particularly if she wanted to retain her credibility, Jan Korte of the far-left Die Linke party said: "This Rambo in lederhosen needs to be stopped".
The fake news was quickly debunked as originating from satirical magazine Titanic, but not before it had been picked up by some major media, causing immediate dips in the euro and stock market.