Germany has temporarily re-introduced border checks as it tries to deal with a record influx of refugees and migrants. The decision goes against the
Germany has temporarily re-introduced border checks as it tries to deal with a record influx of refugees and migrants.
The decision goes against the principle of free movement of people established by the Schengen zone.
Train services across the border have slowly resumed.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière admits this is not the answer to the problem. “It will help reduce numbers,” he said, “and re-establish order at the border. It shows that Germany needs and deserves European solidarity.”
EU Interior Ministers meet
Europe’s interior ministers are discussing mandatory redistribution quotas at an emergency meeting on Monday.
Austria and Hungary
Syrian family desperately trying 2 walk their children 2 Germany in freezing rain after crossing Hungary border. pic.twitter.com/yOqk6ddpGB
— Peter Bouckaert (@bouckap) September 10, 2015
20,000 people are expected to arrive on foot from Hungary into Austria on Monday.
The Austrian Army has been sent in to support aid workers as they deal with the new arrivals.