Because of migrants, Germany wants to allow controls at all its borders | News

Based on the migration situation, Germany wants to introduce border controls along the lines of those with Austria on its other borders as well, and also wants to intensify so-called hidden random checks and searches at the border. Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced this today after a meeting with the premiers of the German states. In a supplementary statement to the final document from today’s meeting, Bavaria, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt welcomed the possibility of border controls at all German borders depending on the migration situation.

“Guarding our internal borders well is important to us. We have extended the possibility of guarding our borders with Austria. And with regard to the current situation, we will take similar steps in the case of other neighboring states, or we will intensify the hidden controls that we organize at the German borders anyway,” said Scholz.

The Land Ministers of the Interior of Brandenburg and Saxony demand from the Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser the temporary restoration of border controls with the Czech Republic and Poland. The final document does not directly mention the security of the borders with these states, but it allows for the resumption of checks based on the model from the German-Austrian border.

“Depending on the situation, the federal government, after consultation with the affected countries of the Federal Republic of Germany, will implement the current border concept with Austria on other German borders as well,” the final document states. In 2015, Germany temporarily restored stationary controls on the border with Austria, which it has been regularly extending since then. These checks are not widespread, but random, most often on key moves.

According to the current statistics According to the Federal Police, at least 19,627 migrants arrived in Germany without the necessary documents in the first quarter. In a year-on-year comparison, it is about a third more. In the first quarter of last year, German police caught 12,958 undocumented migrants.

Some migrants come to Germany via Poland and the Czech Republic to avoid checks at the German-Austrian border. Following the model on the German-Austrian border, some countries would like to restore surveillance on the borders with the Czech Republic, Poland and Switzerland, which the final document allows after Scholz’s negotiations with the regions. Faeserova was asked by her regional colleagues from Brandenburg and Saxony for inspections in the case of the Czech Republic and Poland, on the other hand, Bavaria does not seek to guard the borders with the Czech Republic.

Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder said at Tuesday’s meeting in Regensburg with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala that Bavaria does not demand to guard the border with the Czech Republic. He also justified this by the fact that the Czech Republic guards its own borders sufficiently well. Today’s However, Bavaria, together with Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, welcomed Scholz’s agreement with the regions on the possible renewal of border controls and on the expansion of undercover searches.. In a statement on the final document, the trio of these federal states calls for further steps, including an expansion of the list of so-called safe states and a clear separation of asylum procedures from labor migration. “The right to asylum must not become a right to immigration,” said Bavaria, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

“The Czech Republic has done a lot to prevent migration routes from passing through us,” Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said at a meeting with Söder on Tuesday. He noted that the current figures show that the Czech measures are working, as the weekly number of migrants has recently been in the tens.

In the first quarter of this year, police officers secured news published on the website of the Ministry of the Interior 2658 refugees who were in the Czech Republic illegally. Compared to the same period last year, their number increased by 35 percent. Police detained 108 people while migrating across the external Schengen border, others inland and at international airports.

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