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Germany defends Schengen pact after Sarkozy threat - 19 March 2012

posted 19 Mar 2012, 03:03 by Schengen Visa

Germany reaffirmed its support for the 26-member visa-free Schengen zone after French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatened to pull his country out at an election rally over the weekend.

Deputy government spokesman Georg Streiter told reporters on Monday in Berlin that Sarkozy's comments should be viewed within the context of campaign rhetoric and stressed that Germany had no plans to step away from the borderless pact.

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