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EU ministers meet to discuss Schengen

EU ministers meet to discuss Schengen
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EU ministers have arrived in Brussels for an emergency meeting on the future of the Schengen agreement.

The talks have been planned for a while but assumed a greater relevance on Wednesday, when Denmark decided to reimpose controls on its frontiers.

France and Italy are pushing for EU states to be allowed to suspend the open frontiers policy in exceptional circumstances. Both have experienced an influx of migrants fleeing the unrest in North Africa.