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Germany: De Maiziere announces new law for intelligence sharing01:22

Germany: De Maiziere announces new law for intelligence sharing

Germany, Berlin
June 1, 2016 at 14:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

The German Minister of Internal Affairs Thomas de Maiziere gave a statement to the press in Berlin, Wednesday, regarding a bill put forward by the German government that would permit greater intelligence sharing between European and NATO partners.

The Interior Minister told reporters, "This law provides security agencies with the grounds to share intelligence with European and NATO partners."

One of the measures that the law takes is to close the loophole whereby pre-paid mobile phone users are harder to identify. De Maiziere explained, “The providers of all prepaid [mobile phone] cards are now required to ask the customer for an identification documents, so that they can identify who buys a pre-paid phone, with the intention that we can keep track of them when necessary."

During the press conference, de Maiziere also commented on the number of refugees and migrants either returning voluntarily or being deported from the EU, a figure that he expects to be at 90,000 – 100,000 by the end of the year.

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The German Minister of Internal Affairs Thomas de Maiziere gave a statement to the press in Berlin, Wednesday, regarding a bill put forward by the German government that would permit greater intelligence sharing between European and NATO partners.

The Interior Minister told reporters, "This law provides security agencies with the grounds to share intelligence with European and NATO partners."

One of the measures that the law takes is to close the loophole whereby pre-paid mobile phone users are harder to identify. De Maiziere explained, “The providers of all prepaid [mobile phone] cards are now required to ask the customer for an identification documents, so that they can identify who buys a pre-paid phone, with the intention that we can keep track of them when necessary."

During the press conference, de Maiziere also commented on the number of refugees and migrants either returning voluntarily or being deported from the EU, a figure that he expects to be at 90,000 – 100,000 by the end of the year.

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