border control

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...