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Germany: CSU politicians support security checks on Austro-German border02:54

Germany: CSU politicians support security checks on Austro-German border

Germany, Kiefersfelden
May 25, 2018 at 16:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Bavaria Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann and CSU politician Stephan Mayer welcomed new border protections on the Austro-German border, speaking from Kiefersfelden, on Friday.

Security checks, carried out by the combined efforts of the Bavarian state and German Federal police, have been brought back in on the route between the two countries, despite both Austria and Germany being inside the Schengen Zone.

Mayer stressed the importance of these security checks, saying, "the security of citizens in the country begins on its border."

Echoing Mayer's comments, Herrmann said that it was of a particular concern that the police stop potential terrorists from entering the country. "With a view to the dangerous Islamist terrorism, functioning broder protections are certainly necessary. We have to do everything possible to make the travel routes of the international terrorists as difficult as possible," he said.

Germany: CSU politicians support security checks on Austro-German border02:54
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Bavaria Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann and CSU politician Stephan Mayer welcomed new border protections on the Austro-German border, speaking from Kiefersfelden, on Friday.

Security checks, carried out by the combined efforts of the Bavarian state and German Federal police, have been brought back in on the route between the two countries, despite both Austria and Germany being inside the Schengen Zone.

Mayer stressed the importance of these security checks, saying, "the security of citizens in the country begins on its border."

Echoing Mayer's comments, Herrmann said that it was of a particular concern that the police stop potential terrorists from entering the country. "With a view to the dangerous Islamist terrorism, functioning broder protections are certainly necessary. We have to do everything possible to make the travel routes of the international terrorists as difficult as possible," he said.

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