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Sweden brings back bridge and ferry border controls

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Anyone entering southern Sweden by road, rail or sea checked
Sweden says it will bring back border controls in the south of the country on a temporary basis from midday on Thursday, including on the Öresund Bridge. But Denmark and Norway are not following their neighbour’s lead.
Sweden made the announcement only last night, when Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman revealed that controls would return to the bridge connecting his country and Denmark as well as to ferry terminals in southern Sweden.
The controls, reintroduced to help curb the rapid flow of migrants into Sweden, will be in place for at least 10 days, with possible extensions of 20-day periods.
It remains to be seen how the measure will affect the flow of the 20,000 cars that cross the Öresund Bridge every day. Anyone travelling between Denmark and Sweden has been advised to carry identity documents with them. All people entering southern Sweden by road, rail or sea will have their documents checked.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said his country would tighten its refugee policies but that it will not follow Sweden’s lead, despite pressure from right-wing parties.
The Local

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