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French fears over influx of migrants from Mideast conflicts

France says it wants a mechanism to suspend visa-free travel around the European Union, after an influx of thousand of migrants fleeing the upheaval in Libya and Tunisia.

A French official said there should be a means to put the Schengen accord into abeyance when there is a systemic failure at an external EU border.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 23 Apr 2011
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