EU states to agree tighter passport checks: draft document




 
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EU states to agree tighter passport checks: draft document
 
November 19th, 2015  
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EU states to agree tighter passport checks: draft document
By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union interior ministers are to agree on Friday to tighten checks at the external borders of the passport-free Schengen area to boost security after the attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. Ministers will agree to "implement immediately the necessary systematic and coordinated checks at external borders, including on individuals enjoying the right of free movement," the draft conclusions of their meeting says. The document reflects France's request to strengthen controls at the external borders of the 26-nation Schengen area, of which most EU countries are members, except Britain, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria.




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