Fresh concern for Schengen as Denmark, Sweden tighten borders

Danish security personnel check travellers IDs at the train station in Kastrup, on January 4, 2015Kruså (Denmark) (AFP) – Denmark implemented spot checks on its border with Germany, in a move that triggered fresh concern for Europe’s cherished Schengen passport-free zone hours after Sweden imposed its own controls on travellers from Denmark. Alarmed by the restrictions, the latest in a spate of border controls imposed across Europe in the wake of a massive migrant influx to the continent, Berlin warned the 20-year-old Schengen zone was “in danger”.

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