Germany imposes border controls amid migrant, refugee influx

Germany is temporarily reinstating passport controls along its border with EU partner Austria to limit the flow of migrants and refugees.

“The aim of this measure is to stop the current influx to Germany and to return to an orderly process,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Sunday.

Germany and Austria recently agreed to let in migrants in a bid to alleviate the number gathering in Hungary.

German police say some 12,200 refugees seeking asylum in the European Union flooded into the southern German city of Munich Saturday.

In another attempt to control the flow of migrants, train service from Austria to Germany was suspended Sunday, rail officials in both countries announced. Travel in the other direction, from Germany to Austria, was unclear, a spokeswoman for Austrian rail company OeBB said.


(Photo: Munich railway station, via Wikimedia Commons)