EU leaders to urge stricter border checks in counter-terror drive

February 12, 2015 12:43 AM

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EU leaders to urge stricter border checks in counter-terror drive

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders are set to call on Thursday for stricter checks on travelers entering the passport-free Schengen area and increased information-sharing as part of a revamped counter-terrorism strategy following the Paris attacks.

Spain had suggested that the agreement governing the 26-nation Schengen zone might have to be amended to permit more border checks on people suspected of terrorist links after 17 people were killed in a wave of violence in France last month that began with an attack on satirical newspaper Charlie He...

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