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France mulls suspending Schengen commitments-source
April 22, 2011 / 4:39 PM / 7 years ago

France mulls suspending Schengen commitments-source

PARIS, April 22 (Reuters) - France is considering suspending its commitments under the Schengen treaty on border-free travel in the European Union due to an influx of migrants from Tunisia and Libya, a source close to the French presidency said on Friday.

“It seems to us that we need to think about a mechanism that would allow us, when there is a systematic disruption at one of the EU’s external borders, to intervene with a temporary suspension for as long as the disruption lasts,” the source told Reuters. (Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; writing by Leigh Thomas)

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