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Extra EU border checks to end November

According to a statement made by EU headquarters in Brussels, all border controls in the passport-free schengen area instated due to the migrant crisis are due to end by November.

EU states reintroduced a temporary border control after a massive influx of refugees from the Middle East and African countries.

Germany, France, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, reintroduced the id checks in 2015. They were meant to last until January 2017.

However, due to terrorist threats, the european commission extended the measures for the last time in what it terms an "exceptional proportionate and last resort" move.

The extension will last for half a year.

05.03.2017
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