The EU called Friday for a "quick compromise" between countries pushing to extend checks on the internal borders of Europe's passport-free zone. (Creative Commons / Sarah Passos)
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The EU called Friday for a "quick compromise" between countries pushing to extend checks on the internal borders of Europe's passport-free zone and those afraid such a move would kill off European unity and freedom.However, Slovakia said the border checks, first introduced as the migrant crisis peaked in 2015, were not needed for security and warned of undermining Schengen's freedoms.In recent weeks, France, Germany and other countries notified the commission they would extend the checks for another six months beyond November for security reasons, citing current rules.Countries in the 26-country Schengen travel area, 22 of them EU members, can currently reintroduce frontier checks for six months for security reasons, and two years if that is combined with a threat to borders such as Europe's migration crisis.
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