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EU fears Austria may add more border controls
Published: 12 Apr 2016 19:49 GMT+02:00
EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos will raise the issue with Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner later Tuesday, the Commission’s spokeswoman told a press conference.
“The Commission is very concerned,” Natasha Bertaud said.
Austrian police said construction work started Tuesday on concrete foundations for a planned control area off the northbound motorway at the Brenner pass in the Alps.
“If these plans should materialise then we will have to look at them very seriously. The Brenner pass is essential for freedom of movement within the European Union,” Bertaud said.
She was referring to the passport-free Schengen zone, a symbol of European freedom and unity which has come under threat of collapse with the reintroduction of border controls to stem the massive influx of refugees and migrants in the last year.
“The reintroduction of border controls at internal Schengen borders has to be exceptional and proportionate,” Bertaud said.