Policeman (L) gestures as refugees wait in line on the Innbruecke bridge at the German/Austrian border at Simbach am Inn, southern Germany on October 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / ARMIN WEIGEL
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Bavaria's state premier Tuesday blasted Austria for waving through thousands of migrants to Germany without informing local authorities and called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene.Bavaria, in southeastern Germany, borders Austria and has been the main gateway for hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers arriving in Germany in recent months.Austria and Germany are both members of Europe's borderless Schengen zone.Bavaria's interior minister Joachim Herrmann also heaped criticism on Austrian authorities, accusing them of only seeking to push the refugees onto Germany as quickly as possible.Seehofer said Merkel must have an urgent telephone conversation with Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann.Germany is expecting to record up to a million new arrivals this year alone, many fleeing from war-torn Syria.
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