The French President announces an increase in the number of border checks in response to terrorist threats
Paris, November 5 French President Macron announced on the 5th that in response to the threat of terrorism, the number of security personnel responsible for border inspections in France will be substantially increased, and he called for strengthening border inspections in the Schengen area.
According to French media reports, Macron said when inspecting the border checkpoint between France and Spain that day, in view of the escalating threat of terrorism, France will double the number of police, military police and soldiers deployed in the border area to a total of 4,800. .
He pointed out that several recent terrorist attacks in Europe showed that terrorists took advantage of the convenience of free movement in the Schengen area. He called on Europe to strengthen its fight against terrorism, strengthen border inspections in the Schengen area, and comprehensively “rebuild” security in the Schengen area.
There are 26 countries in the Schengen area. In addition to some EU countries, it also includes 4 non-EU countries including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. According to the Schengen Agreement, people are allowed to pass freely within the Schengen area.