Adam Mullett, Baltic Reports
VILNIUS — After removing restrictions on their borders upon joining the Schengen Area in 2007, both Latvia and Lithuania are tightening border control for security reasons.
The two countries vacated their border control posts in December 2007 and joined the internally borderless Schengen zone stretching from Finland to Portugal. Since then they have continued to perform random checks on their EU borders, though, to help prevent smuggling and other criminal activity.
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Latvia, Lithuania tightening border control