Germany boosts controls along part of French border: police
Germany is boosting passport controls on part of its border with France, a police spokesman told AFP on Wednesday, as the country seeks to slow a record influx of migrants.
"In Baden-Wuerttemberg, we have stepped up controls, we are carrying out border checks as the situation requires," said a federal police spokesman for the southwestern state.
"We are flexible regarding places and times as we carry out border checks."
The spokesman added that the majority of the 1,900-strong federal police force in the state had been mobilised for the controls, but could not give a specific number.
Germany took the drastic measure of reinstating border controls on Sunday after being overwhelmed by a surge in asylum-seekers.
Although its main focus has been its border with Austria -- the key entry point for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers travelling overland through the Balkans and Hungary -- the passport checks were to be applied for the entire country.
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