EU executive says emergency border checks still valid though migrant influx has eased
The European Union's executive said on Wednesday that emergency border checks introduced within Europe's passport-free travel zone by countries including Germany and Sweden to stem a migrant influx were still justified even though arrival numbers have eased.
In a blow to European integration, the EU partly suspended the Schengen Area arrangement as member states were overwhelmed by the arrival of some 1.3 million refugees and migrants in 2015.
"The border controls have been necessary," said EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos. "The current controls remain within... read more
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