Border control on alert for Tunisian refugees

4th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Authorities have beefed up border security with extra trains and buses in response to a suspected influx of Tunisian refugees, said a spokesperson for the Royal Military Police Wednesday.

As unrest grips Tunisia, Italy has been swamped with refugees fleeing the country. Italian authorities have issued them temporary visas which allow them to travel to other Schengen countries including the Netherlands. 

Last month, Prime Minister Mark Rutte indicated that the Netherlands would not allow a great number of Tunisians into the country. 

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