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Germany stops ALL trains from Austria as they reintroduce border controls

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Well, that escalated quickly:

    Germany’s open-door policy to refugees appeared to be unravelling tonight following the country's reinstatement of border controls to curb the overwhelming influx of migrants.

    Europe’s top economy halted all trains from Austria and, in an historic move, temporarily suspended the open borders Schengen agreement in response to the arrival of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in recent days.

    The decision marks a dramatic shift away from the current abolishment of passport checks throughout Europe's Schengen zone.

    Germany halts trains from Austria amid overwhelming influx of refugees
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    When do the forearm tattoos begin?
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    The more modern version involves bar codes on their foreheads.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    TowelWaver and Vombatus like this.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Austria doesn't want to be the final stop either:

    Austria has said it is deploying troops to help deal with a migrant influx, and will tighten controls on its border with Hungary.

    The move came after Germany imposed controls on its border with Austria.

    EU states are struggling to cope with a steady stream of arrivals, many aiming for Germany where the vice-chancellor said one million may arrive this year.

    European interior ministers are to hold an emergency meeting on the migrant crisis later on Monday.

    Migrant crisis: Austria to deploy troops - BBC News
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