|EU checks between Schengen zone countries were introduced as a response to the migrant crisis|
EU OFFICIALS say ALL countries should lift border controls within the next six months and return to completely free travel between states.
Sweden said today it was lifting the checks despite worries over migrant numbers and Islamic militancy.
And the European Commission demanded that Germany, Austria, Denmark and Norway do the same within the coming months.
Officials called on the system of free travel within the bloc to be reinstated and protected.
|Passport-free travel at the heart of the EU was suspended|
The temporary checks were put in place after the 2015 migration crisis in which hundreds of
thousands came to Europe.
Controls were put in place at the German-Austrian border, and at the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian borders. It also put them at Austria’s perimeters with Slovenia and Hungry.
Today Sweden said it would be removing ID checks on journeys between Denmark and Sweden – but would still conduct some screening at exit and entrance points.