The EU Chief Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said that Austria will not violate any Schengen rules if it imposes stricter border controls along the Italian border. However, the introduction of the controls raises new questions over the final closure of the Balkan route.

“There are conditions under which border controls can be introduced between two Schengen member states. As long as those conditions are respected, the measures on the border control can be implemented,” said Schinas while comm...

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