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Sarkozy threatens to withdraw from Schengen accord - 11 March 2012

posted 11 Mar 2012, 10:08 by Schengen Visa   [ updated 11 Mar 2012, 10:11 ]
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to withdraw from Europe's open border zone unless more is done to stop illegal immigration.
Speaking at a Paris campaign rally, the president said that reform was the only way to avoid the "implosion" of Europe.
He said that unless there is progress in the next 12 months, then France would suspend participation in the Schengen agreement.