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Press release from Ministry of Justice

Internal border controls prolonged


The Government has decided to prolong internal border controls for an additional six months, up to and including 11 November 2018. The decision was taken in accordance with EU legislation and the Government's assessment that there is still a threat to public order and domestic security.

The risk posed by, above all, deficiencies in the control of the EU's external borders – making it possible for potential terrorists and other criminals to enter the Schengen area – means that we must maintain our own internal border controls. The location, scope and nature of the controls should be adapted to what is necessary on grounds of public order and domestic security.

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