Thomas de Maiziere

German minister urges processing migrants outside of the EU

Migrants should be processed in camps outside the European Union in case of a "mass influx" of refugees, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on the sidelines of an EU ministerial meeting in Malta Thursday.

Germany and Austria push for extension of border controls

Germany and Austria want to extend controls at their border amid ongoing security threats, the countries' interior ministers said in Berlin on Thursday.

German states reject Berlin calls for more security powers

Germany's states on Tuesday rejected Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere's call for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's security structure and asylum laws in the wake of a terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market two weeks ago.

Germany rejects criticism of flawed truck attack investigation

Germany's top security official has denied charges that authorities bungled an investigation into Anis Amri, a Tunisian suspected of carrying out a deadly truck attack, and failed to create a dragnet tight enough to prevent him from fleeing the country.

Germany launches dawn raids against suspected IS supporters

German police launched simultaneous raids in ten states on Tuesday morning against suspected supporters of the Islamic State terrorist organization.

Germany revises down 2015 immigrant estimate to 890,000

The number of migrants who entered Germany in 2015 has been revised down from 1.1 million to 890,000, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says.

German minister links 3 Syrian terrorist suspects to Paris attackers

Three Syrian asylum seekers arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack on behalf of Islamic State are linked to the perpetrators of attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Tuesday.

German interior minister pushes facial recognition software in public

Germany should implement facial recognition technology in train stations and airports in order to catch terrorism suspects, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview on Sunday.

Conservative German interior ministers call for partial burqa ban

Interior ministers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative political bloc called Friday for a ban on burqas in parts of public life.

German interior chief seeks better European intelligence sharing

European countries must get better at connecting and sharing data collected by their national authorities, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says in reaction to the Brussels terrorist attacks.

German minister warns Afghan economic migrants of deportation

Many Afghans seeking asylum in Germany will be sent home, Germany Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Monday in Kabul, especially pointing to Afghan youth who are fleeing their country to seek better economic prospects.

German minister: No evidence Istanbul attack aimed at Germans

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says there is no indication the Istanbul suicide bombing targeted German nationals.