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Austria says it plans to deploy its army at the border with Hungary to help police grappling with the influx of refugees. This follows Germany’s decision to introduce border controls. Read the latest here.
9:45 German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says Germany may take in one million refugees this year, instead of the 800,000 predicted so far.
9:00 Austria’s chancellor says the country’s military will be deployed at the border to help police deal with the arrival of thousands of migrants from neighboring Hungary. Werner Faymann said the army’s role would focus mainly on providing humanitarian help.
8:00 The interior minister of Bavaria has announced that the temporary border controls will likely be in place for at least “several weeks.”
“We need to have a stricter control here in general, because we have established in the past few days that there are many en route here that are not really refugees,” Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told radio station Bayern 2.
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Source News: DW