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EU plans to restore Schengen free travel by end-2016

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The plan was announced as figures showed that a record 1.25 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015, more than double the figure from the previous year

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 4, 2016)— The European Union on Friday, March 4, unveiled a “roadmap” to end border controls reintroduced by member states because of the migrant crisis and restore by year’s end the Schengen passport-free travel area.

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Iceland welcomes first Syrian refugees

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WELCOME TO ICELAND. The first group of Syrian refugees is welcomed by Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eyglo Hardardottir (R) on January 19, 2016 upon their arrival at Keflavik airport. Haraldur Gudjonsson/AFP
Reykjavik initially said it would take in 50 refugees but then said it would increase that figure

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (Jan. 20, 2016) — Iceland on Tuesday, January 19, welcomed the first Syrian refugees to reach the country, as 6 families swapped a Red Cross camp in Lebanon for the chilly climes of Europe’s extreme north.

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