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    France wants Schengen opt-outs in Tunisan migrant row



    France wants Schengen opt-outs in Tunisan migrant row
    France temporarily shut its border to trains from Italy carrying African migrants and protesters on Sunday
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    France wants to make it easier to suspend the Schengen agreement, which allows visa-free travel among 25 European countries.

    Under current European rules, a country can close its borders for a maximum of 30 days if it considers there is a threat to public order or security.
    France has accused Italy of abusing the Schengen agreement by issuing temporary residency permits to Tunisians, many of whom are likely to head to France.
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    The Italian government earlier this month granted 20,000 temporary residence permits to Tunisians who crossed the Mediterranean illegally and arrived on the tiny island of Lampedusa.
    France is now considering ways to close its borders to keep them out, as many speak French and have ties to friends and relatives in France.
    Parliamentarian Chantal Brunel, who earlier this year said that people coming to Europe from the Mediterranean should be put back on their boats, told RFI that the idea of suspending the Schengen agreement is a good first step.
    “We cannot allow the entry into our country of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, for whom we unfortunately cannot house or offer jobs to ,” she said.
    “We are already unable to give jobs and housing to all of those who are here legally. We cannot, on top of that, give that to illegal immigrants. I think this is a pragmatic policy.”
    Last week French authorities stopped trains carrying migrants from coming over the border from Italy.
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to talk about the issue with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at a Franco-Italian summit to be held in Rome on Tuesday.


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    first holland supporting geert wilders, then finish people voting extreme right.. and now france doing this.


    how sad how europe is coming back to fascism... this make me so proud of being latin american

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    This is why the EU urgently needs a unified common immigration policy. Schengen can only work if its member states all have the same visa and immigration policies and border control is reinforced at the EU's external borders (especially the Mediterranean and the "eastern front" which lets in most of the illegal immigrants from Asia).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    This is why the EU urgently needs a unified common immigration policy. Schengen can only work if its member states all have the same visa and immigration policies and border control is reinforced at the EU's external borders (especially the Mediterranean and the "eastern front" which lets in most of the illegal immigrants from Asia).
    I agree! Anyhow, this issue shows out how Italian government makes laugh all the world. Berlusconi's worthed less than 0. And they aren't wrong.

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