Countries in Europe build walls, close borders to stem flow of migrants

Countries in Europe build walls, close borders to stem flow of migrants

Sweden has reintroduced check points on its border with Denmark for the first time in half a century in a desperate attempt to stem the flow of migrants.

Guards yesterday began inspecting passports on the famous Oresund Bridge between the two countries, which had been the most visible symbol of European integration.

Within hours, Denmark made an emergency request to tighten checks on its southern border with Germany – becoming the ninth country in the European Union’s 26-nation Schengen Zone to bring back temporary controls.

Berlin officials warned the migrant crisis had again put the passport-free travel area ‘in danger’.

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