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The increasing numbers of tourists, asylum seekers and refugees calls for action from the Icelandic authorities and police, according to a new report from the national commissioner of police, commissioned by the Ministry for the Interior about Iceland’s membership of the Schengen agreement.

The report states that Iceland’s continued participation in Schengen requires improvements to be made on security matters, Vísir reports.

It also claims there is a need to increase surveillance of residence permits, and to better-analyze passenger manifest lists from a security point-of-view.

The report was commissioned in response to the increased pressure being felt across Europe due to large numbers of people crossing national borders as refugees, asylum seekers, and also as tourists or business travelers—and what impact this has on Schengen.

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