Europe’s critical point
A political crisis rocked Germany. The alliance between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and its more conservative Bavarian sister party, the CSU, looked as if it might break down over how to handle migrants. Mrs Merkel seems to have won two more weeks to solve the problem.
一场政治危机撼动了德国。安格拉·默克尔（Angela Merkel）领导的基督教民主联盟（Christian Democrats）与其更为保守的巴伐利亚姐妹党派——基社盟(CSU)之间的联盟似乎因如何处理移民问题而破裂。默克尔似乎又赢得了两周时间来解决这个问题。
Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, called for a census of Roma. He threatened to deport Roma who are not Italian citizens, but said that “unfortunately” those Roma who were Italian would be allowed to stay.
The Hungarian parliament passed a law that would send anyone who helps illegal immigrants, including lawyers who assist asylum-seekers, to prison for a year. The nationalist government calls migrants a security threat.
There are hardly any of them in Hungary, but many passed through on their way to Germany in 2015.
The British government fended off another attempt by Remainers to ensure that MPs have the final decision should the Brexit talks end with no deal. The government won a vote in Parliament by 319 to 303 votes after giving further assurances that MPs would have a “meaningful vote”. One Tory Remainer said that meant a “real say”. Brexiteers said nothing had changed and MPs would get no say.