GERMANY must set-up special federal centres to speed up the deportation of rejected asylum seekers, the country’s interior minister has announced.Thomas de Maiziere put forward the proposals as part of a security shake-up following the Berlin Christmas attack. Failed asylum-seeker Anis Amri was allegedly responsible for ploughing a lorry into a Berlin Christmas market which killed 12 people and injured dozens more.Yet the Tunisian managed to avoid deportation because he did not have documents which could confirm his identity, and Amri even managed to cross European borders after he allegedly committed the barbaric attack. De Maiziere said there needed to be a “reorganisation” of the security system in Germany and “deportation centres” should be established near airports where failed asylum seekers are housed until they are removed of the country. The interior minister, from Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party, wrote: “As far as constitutional protection is concerned, we should discuss bringing the entire task into the federal administration."The 62-year-old argued that special “safe” countries must be established to ease the already-strained resources of EU nations and agreements struck – similar to that between the EU and Turkey – which will help limit the number of migrants entering the continent. De Maiziere also called for the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) to be strengthened so that nationwide searches replace the 18 mile searches currently in place along federal state borders. Stopping short of calling for the end of the Schengen zone agreement, which effectively eliminates border checks between 26 European states, the interior ministry said the EU needs a “real mass-influx mechanism” to handle large amount of refugees entering the bloc.It is unclear how De Maiziere’s plans have been received by German ministers, yet federal states are renowned for not wanting to give up power. Around one million migrants entered Germany in 2015 and Merkel has come under fire for her open-door immigration policy. The 62-year-old recently announced that she would be running for a fourth term as Germany’s Chancellor.