European Press Review Is Border Dispute a Betrayal of EU Values?

Battered by the crisis over the North African immigrants who have landed in Italy and are now entering other countries, the EU's Schengen Agreement of open borders is being openly questioned by Paris and Rome. Sarkozy and Berlusconi say they favor changes to the treaty, but commentators in papers in Italy and France warn European freedom values are under attack.
France has increased its border controls in response to the wave of 26,000 North African refugees who have arrived in Italy.

France has increased its border controls in response to the wave of 26,000 North African refugees who have arrived in Italy.

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