Bavaria's conservatives have agreed on a list of changes they want made to the government's refugee policy. However, party leader Horst Seehofer is seeking to avoid a confrontation with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Christian Social Union (CSU), Bavaria's sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), on Friday agreed on a catalog of changes it wants made to the government's asylum policy.

At a closed meeting, members of the CSU's chief executive agreed on measures including an upper limit for the number of refugees that Germany accepts each year.

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