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France Reintroduces Border Controls With EU


13 July 2005 -- French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy announced today that France has activated a clause in the Schengen open-borders agreement enabling the country to reintroduce border controls within the European Union.

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of EU interior ministers, Sarkozy said the move was necessary after last week's bombings in London.

France has used the clause before, mostly for major sporting and political events.

(AFP)
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