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Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns

The Local · 30 Dec 2010, 08:26

Published: 30 Dec 2010 08:26 GMT+01:00

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Stefan Müller, the Bavarian conservatives’ parliamentary leader in Berlin, said on Thursday that there was no reason to relax the heightened security measures at places such as the Reichstag parliamentary building.

“The danger level that was the reason a few weeks ago for heightened security precautions in the parliamentary district, has not changed,” he said.

In November, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière warned of “concrete” evidence that Germany faced imminent attacks from Islamic extremists, prompting authorities to boost security at the Reichstag in Berlin as well as transport hubs around the country.

Regardless of any existing state of high alert, authorities also had to consider “how the overall security architecture around the parliament can be optimised,” he said.

Police in late November closed the popular Reichstag dome and roof to visitors unless they had booked on a tour in advance. The historic building is also protected by temporary fencing patrolled by armed police.

Müller said he favoured a security overhaul including a separate visitor security centre where tourists could be screened before entering the building.

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“When you look at the high number of people going in who are screened each day, the question arises how you change the system,” he said.

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Your comments about this article

09:10 December 30, 2010 by marimay
paranoia paranoia eveerryyywhheeerrreeeee

la la la la la

It is funny they think someones still going to try to go after that building. lol
09:29 December 30, 2010 by freechoice
oh boy now a political party wants to do the job of homeland security?
15:29 December 30, 2010 by jbaker
By keeping the Sheep In Terror and Afraid, They can be Controlled. Most Terrorism is Brought on by Government and Religious Groups that want to stay on top of Their little Mountain. They have the Armies,KGB,CIA Etc... to pull off these threats to keep the Illusion Alive. Ignore Their Threats and Vote/Kick them out of Power.
20:19 December 30, 2010 by iseedaftpeople
The biggest threat is still a government terrorizing its own people.
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