EU proposes tougher border controls in migration plan


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The European Union's proposed new migration rules will authorise tougher controls on the bloc's external borders with mandatory pre-screening of asylum seekers, EU Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas said on Wednesday.

"Currently, the only obligation is for a member state to take the fingerprints of someone who arrives irregularly and simply registers. Under the new pact all arrivals will be subject to a thorough security health and identity check," he said.