German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, right, arrives for a meeting of EU justice and interior ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Germany urged the European Union to consider imposing financial penalties on states that refuse to take in their share of asylum seekers, as the influx of refugees showed no sign of abating Tuesday despite new border controls.De Maiziere stuck to his forecast that 800,000 refugees would arrive in Germany this year, despite some politicians saying there could be as many as one million.After opening its doors to refugees from Syria's civil war, Germany temporarily reimposed border controls at the weekend, causing other countries along the refugees' march northwards through Europe to do the same and casting doubt on the EU's Schengen system of passport-free travel within the bloc.Police said more than 4,500 asylum seekers reached Germany by train on Monday despite new controls at the border with Austria. They brought the number of asylum seekers who have entered Germany by train this month to nearly 92,000 .
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