Den­mark on high alert

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

COPEN­HAGEN: The Dan­ish govern­ment has told the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion it will ex­tend its border con­trols un­til May 12, re­ports Dan­ish news agency Ritzau.

Den­mark cited the se­ri­ous risk of ter­ror as its rea­son for ex­tend­ing the ex­cep­tional mea­sure, which is al­lowed within the frame­work of the Schen­gen agree­ment. If not re­newed, the mea­sure would have ex­pired on Novem­ber 12.

Since im­ple­men­ta­tion of the con­trols, ran­dom checks in trains, buses and cars on the Ger­manDan­ish border have been car­ried out, as well as at the Gedser and Rodby ferry ports.

The ex­tra work­load prompted Den­mark to de­ploy sol­diers to the border to pro­vide re­lief to po­lice. – dpa

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