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Eastern Europe’s first black mayor: ‘If we’re Schengen, then why the fences?’

“Are we Schengen or not?” the Ghana-born mayor of Slovenian border-town Piran asked. “And if we are, why is the government putting up fences?”, he said, before warning that a German decision to close its borders would kill the passport-free zone forever.

Peter Bossman is Eastern Europe’s first black mayor. A Social Democrat, he was elected in Piran, a Slovenian town lying on the borders of the passport-free Schengen area. You can listen to the SoundCloud below or read a transcript on EurActiv.

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