EU Countries: Refugees

Home Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on the possibility of closing country borders within the EU to refugees.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The United Kingdomdoes not participate in the immigration and border aspects of the Schengen acquis and continues to operate border controls with other EU Member States. Schengen visas are not valid for entry to the UK. The UK has been a leading voice in recent cross-European efforts to understand and tackle the large flows of illegal migrants across the Mediterranean. That includes participation in European Council and other meetings, as well as bilaterally with key Member States.

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