Following Germany and Finland, Latvia doubts effectiveness of Schengen Area

15:20, 07 September 2015
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Significant differences in the views of the EU member states concerning the refugee crisis may cause the restoration of passport control within the Schengen Zone,Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Latvian LTV channel on Monday, according to


"This is the most serious crisis of the EU identity. Moreover, if the issue isn’t agreed, it can lead to the end of the Schengen Zone and re-introduction of border control," he said.

According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, if the issue of the distribution of migrants across the European states remains unresolved, it will call into question the further existence of the Schengen Zone.

Read alsoKlimkin: Kyiv should be ready to show solidarity with EU on refugee issueFinnish Interior Minister Petteri Orpo echoed Merkel saying that Finland has no plans to introduce border controls with the countries of the Schengen Zone, but the project of return to border checks has already existed.

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