Norway to intesify border controls to prevent illegal migrants
Sept.22, Oslo: At the time European governments struggling to cope with the huge number of people moving across Europe, Norwegian Justice Minister Anders Anundsen asked the country’s police to intensify border controls to prevent illegal immigration and combat organized crime.
Anundsen said, “such controls will give a better overview and control of who is in the country." He said that the move was not for reintroducing systematic border controls and cut the right to seek asylum in Norway for displaced people but it was up to the national police to find out how to increase surveillance.
In recent weeks, some 2,000 people have sought asylum in Norway which is not an European Union member, but is part of the Schengen agreement allowing travel without internal border checks in Europe.
The Oslo Times