Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their long-time Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) allies agreed on Monday to set up special transit zones at the border with Austria, where migrants already registered in other EU countries would be held.
Angela Merkel sought to defend her government's migration policy on Wednesday in her first speech to parliament since her showdown with her hardline interior minister, Horst Seehofer, over the policing of Germany's borders.
The new policy is a compromise that allowed Merkel and Seehofer to defuse their confrontation.
"We are well into the final chapter of the Merkel era", he said.
Merkel has supported free movement across Europe but has been facing pressure to limit that movement.
They have agreed to a plan for so-called transit centres, from which people who have sought asylum in a different European Union country can be sent back to their arrival point, if the other state agrees.
In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, Merkel had put to rest a risky row with her hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer that had threatened the survival of her fragile coalition government.
"She's switched camp from the moderates in the government coalition, left the SPD and is now joining the CSU, but by this she has lot a lost of her credibility within the coalition party and also in public opinion".
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"We are the second biggest provider of troops, we are participating in several missions and Germany will remain a reliable partner of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation", she said.
Merkel has insisted on Europe-wide solutions to handling the waves of foreigners trying to reach the continent and the standoff could spell the end of her fourth government.
He said he would travel to Vienna soon and had spoken to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz by phone.
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Merkel had last week proposed a host of commitments on refugee policy from the European Union members. The conflict's political driving forces, including a state election in Bavaria in October, "will remain with us for months to come", he said.
She said she would wait to see what the leadership of the two parties decides "and then we will see what comes next, step for step".
The idea of setting up centers at the border with Austria to process migrants is not new.
He could defy her orders by ordering border police to carry out his plan, which would force her to fire him and nearly certainly break up the CDU-CSU alliance, or he could accept a humiliating climbdown or resign.
But the European Union is divided over the proposal, as countries including Luxembourg and Ireland are loath to see United States tech giants head for the exit.