Austria To Build Fence To Keep Out Middle Eastern Migrants
As Europe grapples with a migrant influx that may have lead to the immigration of France’s terrorists, Austria is trying to stop it.
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They will be building a 2.5 mile fence 2.2 meters high, with barbed wire nearby, along the border with Slovenia.
Austria has a no-passport policy with the rest of Europe, but after witnessing 800,000 migrants flood in, the time for action was now.
Officially, the EU is starkly opposed but in light of recent attacks, its clear where the people stand.
Vienna (AFP) – Austria announced Friday it would erect a metal fence along its border with Slovenia, in a new blow to the’s cherished open-border accord.
The 3.7-kilometre (2.3-mile) barrier, due to be completed in less than six weeks, will be the first fence between two members of the passport-free zone, as Europe grapples with a record influx of migrants.
Barbed wire would be stored in nearby containers ready to be rolled out along the frontier if the situation escalated, officials said.
Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner insisted the “fence conforms to the Schengen accord”, adding it was part of temporary measures aimed at “channelling” the human flow.
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