Germany blocks all trains from Austria

Germany blocks all trains from Austria

German politicians have called for urgent action on the migrant crisis as the country suspended all trains from Austria today. The sudden halt of trains comes as an overwhelming influx of refugees from across the border have left Germany struggling to deal with the precedent number of new arrivals.

This evening Germany reinstated ‘temporary’ controls at its borders with Austria as Europe’s top economy attempts to re-gain control of its porous borders.

The move marks a dramatic shift away from the current abolishment of passport checks throughout Europe’s Schengen zone, but the European Commission said that ‘the current situation in Germany … appears to be a situation covered by the rules.’ Some 13,015 refugees arrived in Munich yesterday alone and 1,400 more are expected to reach the city today – but there are fears it is already at breaking point.

The news comes as dozens of migrants arrived into Munich’s main train station, celebrating as they got off the train.
[PTI]

Related Post

Merkel says Europe needs joint asylum system
views 72
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Europe needed to implement a joint system for dealing with asylum seekers and agree to binding qu...
China blasts toll rises to 104, victims include 21 firemen
views 57
Beijing: The toll from the massive warehouse explosions in China`s Tianjin city has risen to 104, local authorities said on Saturday. A total of 721 p...
Thousands of villagers flee homes in quake-hit north-west Nepal after lands...
views 78
Kathmandu: Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal...
Surviving Virgin Galactic pilot says it is a miracle he is alive
views 237
Peter Siebold, the pilot who who survived the Virgin Galactic disaster has said it was a miracle that he escaped with his life. Mr Siebold suffered se...
RUSSIA: St Petersburg metro explosions kill 10
views 27
Two nail bombs on the metro in St Petersburg ripped through train carriages killing at least 10 people today. The incident occurred at two separate l...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK