Monday, October 17, 2016
Denmark’s had it with Brussels: Borders will REMAIN until EU ‘gets control over crisis'
Immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg, has announced she is set to tell the EU that Denmark will continue the internal border checks, despite being a member of the Schengen Zone.
The Schengen Agreement, which was signed in 1985, was created to allow citizens of member countries to travel freely without passport checks to other nations within the area.
However, as the unprecedented influx of migrants has placed an enormous strain on the public services in the EU and EEA countries, several of the members have implemented internal border controls.
According to the so-called Schengen Borders Code, member countries can impose temporary border controls within the otherwise borderless Schengen area for up to two years.
Denmark first implemented internal border controls in January this year and has continued to extend the temporary restriction to thwart off illegal migrants attempting to cross its borders.
Ms Støjberg said Denmark’s position would be presented to the EU in a joint letter from other Schengen countries which have also implemented temporary checks.
Credit to Express.co.uk