EU prolongs migrant border controls
The European Union says it will allow Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and non-EU country Norway to prolong ID checks at their borders but want the migrant controls phased out by November.
The five are members of Europe’s passport-free travel area. A year ago, as Greece struggled to maintain control of its maritime border because of the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants, the five introduced ID checks for security reasons.
They have prolonged them for six months twice since May 14, 2016, but may only do so once more. Systematic ID checks are banned in the area, known as Schengen.
EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Tuesday that controls will be prolonged, but he called on “member states to phase them out” over six months.
You may be interested
Mitsotakis: We expect the extension of our EEZ demarcation agreement with Egypt soonmakis - Jun 21, 2021
The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is in Cairo, for his official visit to Egypt. Kyriakos Mitsotakis was received at…
Two Greek islands in best-hidden of the Mediterranean: TelegraphPanos - Jun 18, 2021
British media outlet Telegraph included the Greek islands of Karpathos and Alonissos in its top 20 holiday destinations in the…
Coronavirus Greece: 519 new cases, 321 intubated, 16 deathsPanos - Jun 18, 2021
Greece announced that the new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours are 519, of which 2…