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Macron urges EU border changes as he warns terrorist attacks are ‘European reality’

Macron urges EU border changes as he warns terrorist attacks are ‘European reality’

 Affected Countries: france; germany; austria; netherlands;

French President Emmanuel Macron has said terror attacks are a “European reality” and that major changes need to be made to EU border security.

It comes after three recent Islamist attacks in quick succession – two in France and one in Vienna.

Mr Macron was speaking after a video conference to discuss anti-terror strategy with the leaders of Germany, Austria, The Netherlands.

The French president said he wanted “deep reform” of how the external borders of Europe’s visa-free Schengen area are policed – something he first voiced last week.

“All weaknesses at the external border or in one member state is a security risk for all members,” Mr Macron said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed that change was needed.

“It is vitally necessary to know who comes in and who leaves the Schengen area,” she said.

Source: Sky News

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