PARIS, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, head of the opposition Republicans expressed support for a new Schengen: “I believe that the overhaul of Schengen, not his reform, “said he has this Saturday at a public meeting in La Baule in the Doubs (western France).
“When three years ago, I said, stop with Schengen, it was almost unanimous concert in our political family, to say that I was wrong,” he said. The Schengen agreements signed between 1985 and 1990, provide for the free movement of people between the 26 Member States (22 Member States of the European Union and four associated countries outside the EU).
Sarkozy also said that the management of immigration was “a major issue of this new century,” adding. “Although 90% of asylum seekers are known to be refused I ask that the centers retention are installed in the peripheral countries of Europe, as once the Mediterranean Sea is crossed, it’s too late. ” ∞∞∞∞∞ french.xinhuanet.com ∞∞∞∞∞