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Sarkozy Threatens to Exit Schengen

His campaign flagging, French Prez tacks to the right

(Newser) - With Nicolas Sarkozy trailing his Socialist rival in the polls, the French president moved sharply to the right in a fiery speech yesterday, blasting the EU, insisting on stricter immigration policies, and calling for a "Buy EU Act"—otherwise, France could withdraw from the Schengen accords, which allow... More »

Europe's Border Set to Move Farther East

Passport-free zone adds 9 nations—and some new worries

(Newser) - The Iron Curtain moves east Friday as nine countries in Eastern Europe join the no-passport-needed Schengen travel zone, allowing citizens to travel from Estonia to Portugal. As many of the new EU member states join the zone, the Times of London travels to the Slovenia-Croatia border, one of the spots... More »

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