February 13, 2008
The European Union’s top justice official on Wednesday called for a massive shake-up of the bloc’s border security, recommending that all visitors be screened and fingerprinted and a satellite surveillance system be set up to keep illegal migrants out.
EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini said EU nations had to use “the most advanced technology to reach the highest level of security” to prevent visitors from overstaying their welcome in Europe and to prevent terrorists from entering. Frattini’s proposals, if approved by all 27 EU governments, would represent one of the largest security overhauls in the EU and could cost billions of euros.
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