Tag Archives: Schengen Area

16Nov/16

EU plans online screening for visa-free travellers

The European Commission proposes a plan under which millions of foreign tourists and business people who do not need visas will have to complete a five euro online security check to be allowed to enter the EU.

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04Jan/16
The Oresund Bridge between Sweden and Copenhagen

Sweden imposes new border checks in response to refugee influx

Sweden imposes identity checks on travellers from Denmark for the first time in 50 years, amid a record influx of asylum seekers.

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18Sep/15

EU migration head says “times are testing the Union”

(REUTERS) – The European Union’s migration commissioner said on Thursday (September 17) that barriers of the kind that Hungary had erected on its Serbian border were temporary solutions that only diverted refugees and migrants to other countries and escalated tensions.
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09Sep/15

Camerawoman fired in migrant trip row

(REUTERS/SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – A Hungarian camerawoman was reportedly fired from her job on Tuesday (September 8) amid allegations that she tripped up refugees as they fled from police in Hungary.
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31Aug/15

Merkel: Germany must speed up processing asylum applications, fight right-wing extremism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says asylum applications must be processed more quickly to send back persons who were denied the status, adds that Germany must take a hard line on right-wing extremism.

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