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Schengen agreement ‘could be suspended for two years’ -

Post by Guest on Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:25 am

Interior ministers from the EU will meet in Amsterdam to discuss emergency measures to reintroduce borders for the next two years.
The plans already have vocal critics; the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said “the very idea of Europe” could be torn apart.
The powers are allowed under the Schengen rules, but would amount to an unprecedented abandonment of the 30-year old agreement that allows passport-free travel across 26 states.
The measure could be brought in from May, when a six-month period of passport checks introduced by Germany expires. The European Commission would have to agree that there are “persistent serious deficiencies” in the Schengen zone’s external border to activate it.
“This possibility exists, it is there and the Commission is prepared to use it if need be," said Natasha Bertaud, a spokesman for Jean-Claude Juncker.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:49 am


It is the borders between countries that help to prevent criminals and terrorists from operating and stoos illegal immigrants from travelling around freely.

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