June 14, 2018 / 1:20 PM / in 10 months

No threat from CSU to break with Merkel's CDU - Bavarian politician

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer walks at the fraction level of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) has not threatened to break up its parliamentary bloc with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in a row over migrant policy, veteran CSU politician Hans-Peter Friedrich said on Thursday.

In an interview on German television, Friedrich said the CSU parliamentary party stood united behind Interior Minister Horst Seehofer in the row but no one was demanding an end to the cooperation.

Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Michelle Martin

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