The Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) voted to take a tough stance against immigrants who fail to integrate into German society at a party conference in Munich on Saturday.
Included in a new seven-point plan were proposals for "unspecified sanctions for parents who hinder their children from integrating into the German way of life or who themselves decline to integrate by learning German."
The plan, which stipulates that permanent residents must accept a "leading" role for German culture in society, was approved unanimously. Also contained were proposals to tackle skills shortages by training existing immigrants, who would also be required to learn better German, rather than allowing new migrants to enter the country. [Deutsche Welle] Read more