German Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy came in for sharp criticism Friday from her conservative Bavarian allies, who said they would discuss the influx with Hungary's right-wing premier Viktor Orban.

The head of the CSU party, Horst Seehofer, said opening German borders to unprecedented numbers of migrants "was a mistake that will occupy us for a long time".

"We are getting ourselves into an emergency situation we soon won't be able to control," he told Der Spiegel.

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