Norway may reinstate border controls with Sweden

Move would be an effort to control number of refugees
As the refugee crisis intensifies, Norway’s government says it may bring back passport controls on its border with Sweden to bring the numbers entering the country under control.
“Increasing border controls” are “one of several measures that we are continuously considering,” Jøran Kallmyr, state secretary at the Ministry of Justice, told the Nettavisen news site.
Unlike Sweden, Norway is not a member of the European Union but it is party to the Schengen agreement that enables free travel between 26 European countries.
As previously reported, Germany introduced temporary border controls this week, along with Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said this week that the country expected to accept 15,000 asylum seekers this year.
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