Paris Attacks: EU in emergency talks on border crackdown

Paris Attacks: EU in emergency talks on border crackdown

EU ministers are to hold emergency talks on Friday on tightening border checks after the killing of the alleged ringleader of the Paris attacks in an apartment in the French capital put European leaders under intense pressure to get a grip on Europe’s external and internal borders.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the attacks in the name ofIslamic State, which left 129 people dead, died in Wednesday’s assault by police on an apartment in northern Paris. The 28-year-old was initially thought to have been in Syria – where he had boasted of planning attacks on the west – and his presence inFrance has raised questions about how one of Europe’s most wanted men could travel freely around the continent. Read more

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