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    Germany Extends Border Controls in Effort to Stem Illegal Migration

    Germany has announced a continuation of border checks along its frontiers with Poland, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, extending the measure until March 15, 2024. This decision, confirmed by Interior Minister Nancy Faeser, aims to combat illegal migration and human trafficking, with initial checks implemented in October.

    Highlighting their effectiveness, Minister Faeser noted a significant decline in illegal migrant entries, reporting a decrease of 7,300 individuals entering Germany in November alone.

    The Federal Ministry of the Interior formally communicated this extension to the European Commission on Friday, as per the Schengen zone regulations, which mandate informing Brussels about border control implementations within the zone.

    Priorly, Germany had also initiated border checks along its boundary with Austria, extending these measures until May 11, 2024.

    These decisions underscore Germany’s commitment to enhancing border security and curbing unauthorized migration, with these measures being viewed as proactive steps to maintain stability within the Schengen area.

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