With Europe facing its largest movement of people in seventy years...French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addressed the nation's parliament on Wednesday...Saying desperate times called for desperate measures.SOTManuel Valls, French Prime Minister"This spring, we already established temporary controls at the Franco-Italian border in Menton. And we will do it again, as Schengen rules allow us to do so every time circumstances require if necessary in the coming days and weeks."Paris introduced tighter restrictions on the Italian border in June, after thousands of migrants attempted to cross into France.Increasing numbers of asylum seekers trying to enter Europe have left the continent's methods for dealing with new arrivals overwhelmed...With one nation after another closing its borders.The very concept of free movement in Europe could now be in doubt.SOTValérie Pécresse, MP, Right wing "Les Républicains" party"The Schengen agreements are reaching their last gasp while we can neither respect Europe's exterior borders nor reach a common policy on migration. The angelic vision of Schengen, which grants Europeans and non-Europeans alike the same rights in freedom to travel, are no longer sustainable."The ruling socialists say Europe urgently needs to agree on fairly distributing the migrants to stop Schengen collapsing.And while France says it will take in 24,000 migrants over the next two years, a common EU policy on handling the influx has proven elusive.The European Commission is pressing for a quota system to distribute 160,000 refugees around the 28 member states.A proposal that's been rejected by the Eastern European bloc.
With Europe facing its largest movement of people in seventy years...French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addressed the nation's parliament on Wednesday...Saying desperate times called for desperate measures.SOTManuel Valls, French Prime Minister"This
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