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The checks extended by the Austrians in May this year would expire on 14 November. The Austrian government decided to extend them once again.

In order to ensure public order and security from 14 November, 2019 from 0.00 a.m. to 14 May 2020 until midnight, the borders of Austria with the Republic of Slovenia and Hungary will be controlled, informs the Austrian transport association AISOE.

Checks in other countries

Border controls in Germany conducted from 11 November 2015 have also been extended until May next year. But Germany controls only their borders with Austria. In the mid-October the German Minister of Internal Affairs, Horst Seehofer, announced an increase in random checks at the country’s borders. The aim is to increase security and combat the illegal entry of migrants into Germany. Seehofer is afraid of another wave of refugees. 

Denmark and Norway also decided to extend border controls for a further 6 months. The reason for the decision of both governments is the continued threat of terrorist attacks. Denmark will control border crossings with Sweden until 12 May 2020. Norway will also control the borders until mid-May next year.

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