Merkel intends to increase investment in security solutions Germany

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotoracconti of Germany Angela Merkel. Archival photoMerkel intends to increase investment in security solutions Germany© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared its intention to increase investment in security solutions in Germany for the protection of public order, said the text of the Christmas appeal of the head of the government, which gave the journalists the press-service of the Cabinet of Germany.

«We’ll have even more to invest in a strong state that protects the rules of our coexistence and cares about your and our common security. In this regard, I would like this place to especially thank the police, who tonight is working for us and, for example, maintain order at many events to celebrate the New year in the country, and soldiers who at home or abroad to serve our country,» — said Merkel.

In December 2016, the truck rammed the fair in Berlin, 12 people were killed and 48 were hospitalized. The German authorities stated that it was a terrorist attack wanted suspect, 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri, who was driving the car, was killed in Milan in a shootout with police. The terrorist was affiliated with the banned in Russia and other countries a terrorist group «Islamic state».

As stated in December, the head of the Federal office for the protection of Constitution of Germany (counter-intelligence — ed.) Hans-Georg Oil, the total number of «Salafis in Germany» has now increased to 10.8 thousand. In September this figure was 10.3 million in December 2016 9.7 thousand. Oil called it «a special challenge for the office for the protection of the Constitution.»