Germany, Austria, Italy ready for talks to ‘shut’ southern migrant route – Berlin

Germany, Austria and Italy will hold talks next week on how to “shut” the southern migration route into Europe, Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday. The statement came after Seehofer’s meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. The German minister said the coalition government’s plans for new immigration measures at their shared border would not make Austria responsible for people arriving there who had already sought asylum in another EU country, Reuters reported. According to Kurz, the two sides agreed Germany’s plans at the border would not harm Austria.