The EU said it will host emergency talks Wednesday with Denmark, Sweden and Germany about new migrant border checks that have sparked fresh concerns about Europe’s Schengen passport-free zone.


EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called the meeting in Brussels after Denmark implemented spot checks on its border with Germany, and Sweden imposed its own controls on travelers from Denmark.


“The goal of this meeting is to improve coordination between the concerned countries in order to ensure better management of the migratory pressure,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday.


The talks will involve Swedish migration minister Morgan Johansson, Danish immigration minister Inger Stoejberg and Ole Schroder, a German interior ministry official, said the Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation European Union.




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