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Germany: Bavaria beefs up security ahead of G7 summit at Elmau01:18

Germany: Bavaria beefs up security ahead of G7 summit at Elmau

Germany, Near Garmisch-Partenkirchen
June 5, 2015 at 13:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

German police reinforced security around Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Friday, in preparation for the upcoming G7 summit at Castle Elmau beginning on Sunday.

Police carried out road checks and searched the cars of travellers, many of whom are expected to participate in protests during the summit.

The G7 nations - comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US - will meet in Bavaria, Germany for a two-day summit. This year's summit is estimated to cost just over €130 million ($144 million) according to official figures; while the German Taxpayers Federation believes it may cost the German state some €360 million ($400 million). The G7, formerly known as the G8, excluded Russia from the group of industrialised democracies in March 2014, citing Russia's reunification with Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine as the main reasons.

Germany: Bavaria beefs up security ahead of G7 summit at Elmau01:18
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German police reinforced security around Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Friday, in preparation for the upcoming G7 summit at Castle Elmau beginning on Sunday.

Police carried out road checks and searched the cars of travellers, many of whom are expected to participate in protests during the summit.

The G7 nations - comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US - will meet in Bavaria, Germany for a two-day summit. This year's summit is estimated to cost just over €130 million ($144 million) according to official figures; while the German Taxpayers Federation believes it may cost the German state some €360 million ($400 million). The G7, formerly known as the G8, excluded Russia from the group of industrialised democracies in March 2014, citing Russia's reunification with Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine as the main reasons.

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