France may suspend Schengen visas

France may suspend its commitments under the Schengen agreement on border-free travel in the EU due to an influx of refugees from Tunisia and Libya, French media said on Friday.

A mass riot that turned into a revolution swept across Tunisia in January. After a month of violent protests President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali fled the country and later was deprived from his post.

After the Tunisian revolution, Europe has faced a large flow of French-speaking refugees from Tunisia. About 22,000 Tunisians who want to move to France have already arrived in Italy and are preparing to cross the border into France.

PARIS, April 22 (RIA Novosti)

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