Europe is disunited in its refugee policies and more countries are sealing themselves off. Now Denmark has tightened its policy on refugees and re-established checks on its border to Germany.
Germany's Interior Ministry will extend migration controls at borders with Austria and Denmark for another six months. Denmark, Austria and France have also announced their intention to extend border controls.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are at odds over Seehofer's strict refugee policy. How do refugees in Germany view the issue?
Germany's interior minister has defended a request to continue checks by accusing the EU of failing to protect its external borders. Germany is one of six countries that reimposed controls in the visa-free Schengen zone.
The newly appointed interior minister has again caused controversy by calling for tighter internal border controls, just as the EU wants them to be eased. The EU was failing to control the external border, he said.
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