Border-Free Travel Germany and France Seek Reintroduction of Controls

Germany and France want to weaken Europe's border-free travel agreement, according to a Friday newspaper report. Berlin and Paris would like to be able to temporarily reintroduce border controls due to concerns about illegal immigration. The move is not, a Berlin official assures, to be seen as re-election campaign help for Sarkozy.
Germany and France would like to allow for the temporary reintroduction of border controls within the Schengen Area.

Germany and France would like to allow for the temporary reintroduction of border controls within the Schengen Area.

ATTILA KISBENEDEK/ AFP
cgh -- with wire reports
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