German police say refugee influx poses security risk
Germany’s police chief has said that the uncontrolled influx of refugees into the country posed a domestic security threat as more than 8,000 streamed over the Austrian border to Bavaria on Wednesday alone. Germany is struggling to cope with the arrival of an expected 800,000 to 1 million migrants this year, many from war zones in the Middle East, and officials are openly worrying about a potential rise in right-wing radicalism amongst Germans. “The security situation is getting worse with the growing numbers of refugees,” Holger Muench, head of the BKA federal police, told weekly magazine Focus.
27 April, 2016 Austrian parliament passes package on tougher asylum rules Austria's parliament on Wednesday passed tough new asylum measures, including a process under which migrants could be turned away at the border within an hour, which could be activated if lawmakers decree public order is threatened. Austria has mostly served as a conduit into Germany for […]
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