Bavaria Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann and CSU politician Stephan Mayer welcomed new border protections on the Austro-German border, speaking from Kiefersfelden, on Friday. Security checks, carried out by the combined efforts of the Bavarian state and German Federal police, have been brought back in on the route between the two countries, despite both Austria and Germany being inside the... Еще Schengen Zone. Mayer stressed the importance of these security checks, saying, «the security of citizens in the country begins on its border.» Echoing Mayer's comments, Herrmann said that it was of a particular concern that the police stop potential terrorists from entering the country. «With a view to the dangerous Islamist terrorism, functioning broder protections are certainly necessary. We have to do everything possible to make the travel routes of the international terrorists as difficult as possible,» he said.