Sweden and Denmark Add Border Checks to Stem Flow of Migrants

Sweden introduced new identity checks on Monday for travelers arriving from Denmark, and that Scandinavian country swiftly followed suit along its border with Germany. (New York Times)

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, who signaled in a New Year’s speech that his government was considering the move, said the controls took effect at noon local time. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was briefed before the measures were enforced, Rasmussen said. The controls will initially be imposed for a period of 10 days, he said. (Bloomberg)