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Macron urges to revise protection measures on EU external borders

Source : 112 Ukraine

The French President stands for reconsideration of current rules of operation of the Schengen area
19:42, 5 November 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron
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French President Emmanuel Macron urged the EU to revise the current regulations of work of the Schengen area - specifically, to boost the external borders of the EU. 

"The acts of terror that France suffered, and the ones that took place in Vienna several days ago showed that the danger of terrorism exists everywhere. Thus, we need Europe to show a stronger response. France does it, doubling its current forces", Macron said as quoted by DW.

The French leader also announced that the government will boost domestic border control. The decision followed the terrorist attacks that recently occurred in this country. Macron explained that the number of police, gendarmerie and the military involved in patroling on the border will be increased from 2,400 to 4,800 people.

Related: Thousands of people honor memory of beheaded teacher in France

As is known, two knife attacks occurred in France on October 29.

In Avignon, the knifeman attacked local policemen. Meduza wrote that citing Europe 1 radio station. The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar!". He did not hurt anyone. The law enforcers considered the situation a threatening one and opened fire, killing him on the spot. No further details were available.

Another incident took place in Nice. The man attacked people near the local Notre-Dame cathedral. He beheaded a woman, killed another two people and wounded a few more.

A similar accident took place earlier in the suburb of Paris; a Muslim student beheaded his history teacher, as he showed caricatures depicting Muhammad the Prophet. The witnesses claimed that the attacker shouted "Allahu akbar!" during the attack.

Related: Religious conflict: Why Muslim world took up arms against France?

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