Status: 27/09/2023, 13:50 p.m.
By: Felix Durach
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Additional controls are to take place at the border crossings to Poland and the Czech Republic in the future. This was confirmed by Interior Minister Faeser on Wednesday.
Berlin – Now it's official. In order to intensify the crackdown on refugee smugglers, Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) has ordered additional checks by the federal police directly at the borders with Poland and the Czech Republic. "We want to prevent evasive movements of smugglers through flexible and mobile controls at changing locations," Faeser said on Wednesday in Berlin. At the same time, however, it will be ensured that the controls on commuters and freight transport have "as little impact as possible".
Faeser therefore continues to refrain from permanent controls at border crossings, contrary to what the Union demands. According to the minister, the additional focus controls are to take place "with immediate effect". They should also take place "on the border line" with neighbouring states and should complement the veil search that has been practiced so far.
More information will follow soon.