border control

Orepic: Croatia's goal is to join Schengen area as soon as possible

The Croatian police force was formally presented on Wednesday with 23 new multi-function vehicles for increased border control, worth 2.8 million euros.

New Austrian chancellor downplays need for Brenner border controls

Austria's new chancellor said Wednesday that he does not see an immediate need to implement border controls at the Brenner frontier pass with Italy, following months of tensions with its southern neighbour over the plan.

Current migration border controls in Europe's Schengen area

Several European countries reintroduced border controls in response to the surge of migrants and asylum seekers that overwhelmed their systems last year.

EU allows six more months of border checks in five Schengen members

Germany and four other European countries can continue carrying out border controls within the normally free-travel Schengen area for another six months, after EU governments on Thursday gave their blessing to the move.

Italy's Renzi: Austria's threats to close borders "pure propaganda"

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday sharply criticized Austria's warnings that it may reintroduce border checks at the Brenner Pass frontier if migrant arrivals from Italy were to surge rapidly.

EU likely to propose allowing border controls for six more months

The European Commission is likely this week to propose extending border controls within Europe's border-free Schengen area for six more months, a spokeswoman said Monday, citing persistent deficiencies in Greece's ability to manage its frontiers.

Germany, five others to ask for prolongation of border controls

Germany and five other European countries will ask EU authorities to allow border controls within the normally free-travel Schengen area to continue for another six months, German government sources said on Saturday.

Austria to start controlling border with Italy from late May

Austria plans to start strict controls at a key border crossing to Italy in late May or early June, as authorities expect that the daily number of arriving migrants will rise to 500 by then, the newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung reports.

Germany could end border controls by May 12

Germany could end border controls as early as May 12 if the number of migrant arrivals stays at current levels, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.

Denmark extends German border controls until May

Denmark announced on Friday it was extending temporary checks on its border with Germany until May 3 to control the flow of migrants.

CMS asks court to assess if laws enabling army to assist police are constitutional

The CMS wants the Constitutional Court to put the amended laws out of force until a final decision is made because it believes that the new legislation could have serious, irreparable consequences.

SDP asks court to assess constitutionality of three laws

The parliamentary group of the strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) filed a request with the Constitutional Court on Tuesday to assess whether recent amendments to the laws on defence, border control and rehabilitation of public institutions were in line with the Constitution, the SDP said in a statement.

Migration border controls in Schengen should end by December, EU says

The border controls that are hampering movement within the European Union's passport-free Schengen area should be lifted by December, the European Commission said Friday, as it presented a new plan to get a better handle on the migration crisis.

Juncker slams Austria's migrant measures, national border controls

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday criticised Austria's decision to markedly restrict its entry regime for migrants, saying the Commission would examine if such measures were in keeping with European legislation.

Slovenia plans tighter controls on border with Croatia

Slovenia will tighten controls on its border with Croatia in the coming weeks after host countries have changed their attitude towards refugees from the Middle East, Prime Minister Miro Cerar announced on Friday.

EU ministers seek extended border controls to tackle migration

EU interior ministers want the ability to extend national border controls beyond the current six-month limit under the passport-free Schengen area, as efforts to control the continent's migration surge are having little effect.

Macedonia imposes stricter border regime for migrants

Macedonia is the last country on the Balkan migrant route which on Wednesday imposed a stricter border regime for migrants en route to Western Europe.

Austria imposes restrictions on migrants, Slovenia to decide on course of action on Thursday

Austria decided on Wednesday to limit the number of refugees and migrants arriving via Slovenia, after which Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said that the Slovenian government would decide on steps to be taken on its border with Croatia on Thursday.

Slovenia denies agreeing with Merkel tightened refugee controls

The Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung reported about a plan for stepped-up border controls as of Friday, and Slovenia's press agency STA has carried those allegations.

Croatian Police refutes claims by The Sun; Border police documented the entry of Emile Pierre Ghessen

To prove its claim, the ministry released the photo of Ghessen's passport which had been scanned by Croatia's border control authorities.

Ministers agree tighter control on external borders for EU citizens too

"This doesn't refer only to Schengen but to the EU's external borders too, where systematic control would be carried out not only for citizens from third countries, but EU citizens too," Ostojic said.