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EU Stands by Emergency Border Checks Even as Migration Eases

The European Union's executive said Wednesday that emergency border checks introduced within Europe's passport-free travel zone by countries including Germany and Sweden to stem a migrant influx are justified even though arrival numbers have eased. In a blow to European integration, the EU partly suspended the Schengen Area arrangement as member states were overwhelmed by the arrival of 1.3 million refugees and migrants in 2015. "The border controls have been...

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