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IMF chief warns Europe's passport-free area at 'make-or-break' point

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 23, 2016, 3:56 pm IST
Updated Jan 23, 2016, 3:56 pm IST
 IMF chief Christine Lagarde (Photo: PTI)
  IMF chief Christine Lagarde (Photo: PTI)

Davos: IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Saturday that the refugee crisis had pushed Europe to a "make or break" point and endangered the EU's cherished passport-free Schengen area.

"The refugee crisis is a bit of a make or break, from my personal perspective," Lagarde said at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Asked if it put in peril Schengen, she said: "Yes, I think so."

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