An Austrian traffic policeman verifies a truck as police checks incoming traffic at the border crossing with Hungary in Nickelsdorf, Austria September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Austria introduced stricter border controls Wednesday, following Germany's lead while at the same time trying to clear a backlog of tens of thousands of migrants still on its soil because of similar measures introduced by Berlin.Austria made clear that the measure would slow migrants rather than stop them altogether."At the moment, more than 2,000 are coming [into Germany] with normal train services," he told ORF. "But if 25,000 or 22,000 people are in emergency accommodation, then you see that a bottleneck has arisen from the controls".At the same time, those controls were delaying migrants rather than preventing them crossing the border altogether, he said.
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