EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually

May 3, 2016 2:18 PM

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BRUSSELS – The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.

Some EU countries, including Germany, have temporarily tightened border controls as hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict and poverty have sought asylum.

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