Merkel Coalition at Odds Over Proposal to Cap EU Asylum Places

Migrants who have arrived on foot from Austria cross one of the borders to wait for a train to Munich in Freilassing, Germany on September 18, 2015.

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German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said he doesn’t “understand” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere’s proposal for the European Union to set an upper limit to the number of people it accepts as asylum seekers.

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