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France questions fundamental European principles

In Europe News on April 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

By Vadim Trukhachev

France seems to have questioned one of the fundmental EU principles – freedom of movement within the EU. The possibility of revising the Schengen agreement by French was on the agenda in connection with the influx of refugees from North Africa, particularly from Tunisia.

The discussion about a possible withdrawal of France from the Schengen area is the key point of the leader of the ultra-right “National Front” Marine Le Pen. However, until last weekend other politicians did not ask this question so radically. The situation has changed on April 17, when the French authorities did not allow a train from Italy into the country. The train was transporting hundreds of refugees going from Tunisia who received temporary documents from the Italians allowing them to freely move through the Schengen area. The situation boiled down to a scandal in the Franco-Italian relations.

Violation of the rules on freedom of movement on the territory of the European Union stated in the Schengen agreement is obvious. However, the EU leaders actually took the side of France, explaining that…

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