Borders patrols prompted by the Paris terror attacks are effecting trade between Germany and Austria.
As long lines form to check passports, transport companies are losing money while towns on the German-Austrian border are losing customers.
Foreign companies active in France are facing new bureaucratic hurdles enacted by Paris. The new red tape seems to be aimed at protecting the French labor market rather than boosting cross-border EU business. German companies are up in arms.
After over two years, Berlin said it's still not ready to stop temporary passport controls at the Austrian border. The Interior Ministry cited fears of a terrorist attack and unbridled migration for the prolonged checks.
State responses to terrorism have eroded the very human rights of citizens that states attempt to protect, said Antonio Guterres. With terror attacks on the rise in Europe, the UN chief called for a balanced approach.
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