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Schengen: Commission proposes to maintain controls for another three months

Jan 25, 2017 | News

(25 January 2017) – The European Commission has today recommended the Council allows Member States to maintain the temporary controls currently in place at certain internal Schengen borders in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for a further period of three months.

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Despite the progressive stabilisation of the situation and the implementation of a series of measures proposed by the Commission to better manage the external borders and protect the Schengen area, the Commission considers that the conditions of the “Back to Schengen” Roadmap allowing for a return to a normally functioning Schengen area have not yet been entirely fulfilled.

The controls concern the same internal borders as those recommended by the Council on 11 November 2016.

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