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January 18, 2016

Schengen Agreement Suspended in Austria

According to several sources, including Newsweek and RT.com, Austria has suspended the Schengen agreement, which allows travelers to move unhindered across borders of several European countries. This decision will affect migrants seeking asylum in European countries. 

Warner Faymann, Austria’s chancellor, was recently quoted in Newsweek and Austria’s newspaper Österreich, where he addressed the decision to suspend Schengen. 

“Anyone who arrives at our border is subject to control,” he said.

This means that migrants looking to pass through Germany and other countries (as of Saturday) will be halted at the Austrian border, Newsweek continued. 

"Earlier on Friday," wrote RT.com, "the policy of free movement within the European Union was questioned by Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schauble." He said that Europe's open border policy may be "close" to ending, reported RT.com

Keep visiting www.internationalmeetingsreview.com for further updates to this developing story. 

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