Sovereignty battle looms as EU unveils border guard scheme

December 15, 2015 5:18 PM

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BRUSSELS — The European Commission has unveiled a controversial plan for a European border guard agency that would deploy to member states overwhelmed by migrants — whether those nations want it or not.

The new agency would have a standing reserve force of at least 1,500 border guards that could be sent to EU border chokepoints within three days, rather than relying on time-consuming calls to nations for volunteers during emergencies.

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