In Brief: Interior Minister Horst Seehofer: ‘Internal security starts at the border’

Germany’s Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer highlighted the results of his directive to increase border security last year. He said border police had apprehended “several hundred people who were subject to entry bans” and twice as many people who were wanted with arrest warrants.

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In a speech on Monday, Germany’s Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said “internal security starts at the border.”

In his opening remarks at the annual European Police Congress here in Berlin, the minister highlighted the results of his directive last year to increase security and checks at Germany’s borders.

He said border police had apprehended “several hundred people who were subject to entry bans.”

“You wouldn’t believe it but it’s true,” Seehofer said. “And twice as many people as that were wanted with arrest warrants.”

Seehofer also spoke on Brexit, saying the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union must not lead to a decline in Europe’s internal security.

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