France urges EU members to 'scrupulously' respect Schengen rules

Refugees get out of a special train coming from Munich at the railway station in Berlin Schoenefeld on September 13, 2015France on Sunday called for the “scrupulous respect by all European Union countries” of rules setting out the bloc’s borderless Schengen zone as Germany reinstated border checks in the face of a record influx of refugees. “These rules, in particular, require the registration of migrants in the country where they crossed the (EU’s) external borders,” French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement after speaking with his German counterpart. Because some countries have not kept to these rules “Germany has decided to temporarily establish border controls”, he added.

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