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Germany and Austria beef up border checks

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Germany and Austria beef up border checks

<p>Austrian authorities have followed Germany’s lead and imposed additional border checks on its eastern border.</p> <p>Train services from Hungary via Austria to Munich are suffering long delays as border guards carry out checks.</p> <p>Hundreds of asylum seekers are being housed in an underground car park at Saltzburg station.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Volunteers have bottles of fresh water ready for the refugees welcomed at the train station in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Salzberg?src=hash">#Salzberg</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Austria?src=hash">#Austria</a> <a href="http://t.co/jxYdgEGSQG">pic.twitter.com/jxYdgEGSQG</a></p>— Elsir Majid (@XeerSaeed) <a href="https://twitter.com/XeerSaeed/status/641133950811942912">8 Septembre 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>A police spokesperson said 12,500 people have arrived in Austria since midnight on Sunday.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some 200 migrants arrived at Passau station, one of dozens such trains today. Syrians, Iraqis, Pakistanis & Iranians. <a href="http://t.co/9wSSA29Fw7">pic.twitter.com/9wSSA29Fw7</a></p>— Frank Jordans (@wirereporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/wirereporter/status/643498885734920192">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>All land routes into Germany are now being controlled by authorities with the Schengen system suspended in order to control the unprecedented flow of asylum seekers.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Flüchtlinge & Gäste: im Grandhotel das Beste In A nennen sie´s Cosmopolis <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterPlener">@PeterPlener</a>: Emergenz hier: o. Konkurrenz <a href="http://t.co/MfTKYcIuHm">pic.twitter.com/MfTKYcIuHm</a></p>— Letnapark (@Letnapark) <a href="https://twitter.com/Letnapark/status/637874734995230720">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Despite the increased security a warm welcome still exists, at the <a href="http://www.on-curating.org/index.php/issue-25-reader/the-grandhotel-cosmopolis-augsburg-germany.html">Grandhotel Cosmopolis</a> in Augsburg tourists and refugees share accommodation and chores.</p>