As Europe struggles with the influx of over 800,000 migrants into their continent, the Prime Minister of France is facing the reality that the crisis has been abused by the terrorists.
PM Manuel Valls, said his concern lies with the 26 nation Schengen zone, which allows people to travel passport-free between the nations.
Valls said: “These individuals took advantage of the refugee crisis… of the chaos, perhaps, for some of them to slip in.”
His point was clear: Either EU nations step up and protect their borders or this will happen again.
Paris (AFP) – Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe’s migrant crisis to “slip in” unnoticed, the French premier said Thursday, warning the EU needed to “take responsibility” over border controls.
Manuel Valls said the EU’s cherished passport-free Schengen zone would be in danger if the bloc did not improve border controls, after it emerged the ringleader of the Paris attacks had managed to enter Europe unnoticed.
It was confirmed on Thursday that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian of Moroccan origin linked to a series of extremist plots in Europe over the past two years, had died in a police raid on an apartment in northern Paris on Wednesday.
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