France to confiscate passports of Syria travellers

Belgium, France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands have adopted a plan to identify people travelling to the war zone and to track them on their return.

France to confiscate passports of Syria travellers

World Bulletin / News Desk

The French government is trying to push forward six-month travel bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq and participating in the wars there, claiming that currently two or three citizens leave France every day to join the fight.

EU counter-terrorism coordinator Gille de Kerchove on Tuesday announced that nine countries - Belgium, France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands - have adopted a plan to identify people travelling to the war zone and to track them on their return.

Meanwhile, the UK has threatened to cancel passports of those who go overseas to fight. At the same time, the Netherlands has refused passports to at least 10 citizens suspected of planning to travel to Syria.

The new bill would mean that those suspected by intelligence services would have their passports confiscated and will not be able to leave Europe.

Last Mod: 10 Temmuz 2014, 14:42
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