>> A tough security clampdown for Germany. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere presenting a raft of new measures after repeated violent attacks in July.>>
> Swifter deportation of foreign criminals and increased spending on security forces, among the proposals, as well as a special unit against cyber crime and terrorism.
The aim, to turn these measures into law before the national elections in 2017. Germany was struck by five attacks in a space of eight days last month, killing 15 people, including a mass shooting in Munich, a stabbing and an axe attack. Not all were terror related, but two attacks were claimed by IS, both of which were carried out by asylum seekers.
In the past year, Germany's taken in more than one million migrants and refugees, most of them Muslims fleeing conflict or poverty. The influx has bolstered fears of an increased threat from Islamic militants. The demands ahead of a state ministers' meeting next week will put more pressure on Merkel and her government's migration policy.
Her CDU party's already put forward a list of controversial measures to tighten security, including a ban on the full-body veil for women and 15,000 more police by 2020.