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EU countries may re-introduce border controls to deal with illegal immigration

Excerpt from TVNZ

Jun 08, 2012 8:09 am

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EU member states are pointing another finger at Greece, this time for its failure to stop illegal immigration through its border with Turkey.

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European Union governments would be able to suspend passport-free travel in parts of Europe for as long as two years under regulations proposed on Thursday to address concerns over large-scale immigration.

At a meeting in Luxembourg, EU home affairs ministers agreed on new rules that would allow countries to reintroduce border controls if one state persistently failed to stop illegal migrants from entering Europe’s Schengen zone.

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