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Austria Threatens Tighter Border Controls Unless EU Tackles Migrant Crisis

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The EU’s asylum policy has failed and member states should consider “individual measures” if the union fails to secure its wider border, Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration has said. If it fails to, he will consider tighter border controls around Austria, he threatened.

Speaking shortly before the Western Balkan Conference on Thursday in Vienna, Sebastian Kurz (pictured above speaking with his British counterpart Philip Hammond) criticised the implementation of the Dublin Agreement, Vienna Online reports, which is supposed to ensure migrants apply for asylum in the first member state they enter.

Talking to the BBC later, Kurz, of the right-wing Austrian People’s Party, explained: “The truth is the Dublin agreement is not working… the idea of a union without borders inside, also needs a functional border control at the ex


Added: Aug-28-2015 Occurred On: Aug-28-2015
By: gemini 2
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