An interiorminister is the member of a country's government typically responsible for policing, national security, and immigration matters.
Similarly, autonomous entities and dependent territories may also have interiorministers; an example is Hong Kong (a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China), which has a Secretary for Security.
The United States Secretary of the Interior is primary concerned with managing lands owned by the federal government, mainly the administration of natural resources such as parks and wildlife.
Germany'sinteriorminister fights a losing battle to streamline the country's rival intelligence agencies, while legislators in Berlin walk a fine line between protecting the public from future terrorist attacks and restricting civil liberties.
It was with all of that in mind that InteriorMinister Schily embarked on reforming the structure of Germany's security agencies in the wake of the Madrid attacks.
However, the latest decisions of the InteriorMinisters' Conference in Kiel on 7 and 8 July also show that there seems to be a consensus among the interiorministers and Otto Schily regarding a central database on Islamist extremists.
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