A warning has been issued by the Executive Director of Frontex, Ilkka Laitinen, that the expansion of the Schengen area on 21 December brings with it heightened security concerns. In an interview with a press agency dated 19 December, the chief of the EU's border control agency said that the expansion will mean that "we are going to lose a very effective instrument to fight against illegal immigration". He went on to note that "it is a deliberate choice of the European Union to concentrate more on the freedom of movement of persons than on questions of security". To recall, the expansion concerns all the member states which...

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