Interview with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Franco-German Border Plan 'Stinks to High Heaven'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn attacks a Franco-German plan to allow Schengen-zone countries to temporarily re-introduce border controls. The move is a populist ploy by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to secure his re-election, says Asselborn.
Germany and France last week demanded that the Schengen border-free travel regime be weakened.

Germany and France last week demanded that the Schengen border-free travel regime be weakened.

Foto: DAVID W CERNY/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Christoph Schult