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New help for border controls

The cabinet has approved a “National Schengen information system” project to strengthen controls on Slovakia’s border with Ukraine, expected to form part of the EU’s outer border after enlargement in 2004. The Slovak-Ukraine border in the past has attracted concern as a major route for smugglers of contraband and illegal migrants on their way to EU countries.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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