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EU on the verge of tightening the Schengen scheme

  • EU is contemplating a suspension of its Schengen scheme raising serious question marks over future of the 26 country wide passport-free travel zone. The immigration crisis has forced top officials to rethink over the policy as large streams of people continue to move into Europe via Greece (from Turkey and beyond). Over 1 million asylum seekers have converged in Europe, largely in Greece, Germany and Sweden, over the past year or so. Greece has faced the maximum brunt, of both the migrants as well as EU as it has repeatedly called for a larger European solidarity to tackle the biggest humanitarian crisis of recent times.