The European Union criticized Austria for starting the building of a 250-meter anti-refugee barrier across road links with Italy at the Brenner Pass border crossing in the Alps.

“If these plans should materialize then we will have to look at them very seriously. The Brenner pass is essential for freedom of movement within the European Union,” European Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said on Tuesday, adding that EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos would discuss the issue wit...

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