(DEUTSCHE WELLE) — In an interview with the Sunday newspaper "Welt am Sonntag," Wendt insisted that tough measures - like the construction of a fence along the border with Austria - were vital for the country "to carry out serious border controls."
He said the move would trigger a chain reaction in other European countries which have seen hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and elsewhere flood over their borders.
"If we close our borders in this way, Austria will also close the border with Slovenia. That's exactly the effect we need," Wendt, the chairman of the German Police Union (DPolG), is quoted as saying.
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