Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy called for the end of Europe`s visa-free Schengen area and the creation of a Franco-German economic bloc at the heart of the eurozone, in an opinion piece in Le Point magazine published today.
European Union plan to admit Romania and Bulgaria to Schengen area of borderless travel has been blocked by Germany and EU members who are concerned over corruption and combating organised crime.
The purpose of the Schengen zone is to make travel easier between its 25 member countries.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the far-right`s use of the recent killing spree to call for tougher immigration laws doesn`t make any sense.
Egyptian-born Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been invited to visit next month by the Union of Islamic Organisations in France.
The EU said that the new system will help
process visa applications faster due to the use of biometrics.
France calls for an upgrade of Europe`s Schengen visa-free pact.
Day in Pics: 25th October
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