"You have to think about a mechanism where there is a systematic deficiency in the external borders of the European Union (EU), to intervene by providing a temporary suspension, until that is repaired," he said last night a spokesman for the Elysee presidential palace , who called the Schengen Treaty as "poor."
On Tuesday in Rome, the head of Italian government , host French President , a meeting that is expected to turn over complicated and counterpoint about illegal immigration into the Schengen area. "
The so-called "Schengen area", which is named after the Luxembourg town where Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands signed the treaty on June 14, 1985, it now has 400 million people without boundaries from 24 Member States Of the 27 that comprise the EU, plus Switzerland.
For its part, France's main opposition party, the Socialist (PS), denounced the French position.
"It's a given disproportionate since the restoration of the internal borders of Europe is not the solution. The organization of the reception of immigrants from Tunisia is a collective duty of the EU.
Sarkozy's government tramples on Europe's values and dignity by refusing to collaborate, "Sandrine estimated Mazetier, PS national secretary for Immigration on the radio.
For 20 years, the EU would facilitate the free movement of goods and merchandise but strongly governs the flow of migrants, making it increasingly less room for humanitarian issues.
On Sunday, Paris drew the ire of Italy to decide to stop international train traffic with the neighboring country to avoid a train Tunisian immigrants on board, accompanied by activists from various human rights organizations, came to France.
After the revolution and the revolt Tunisia in Libya, Italy is beset by a great wave of immigration, so it sought help from its European partners.
France, the country chosen by immigrants from Tunisia, refused his assistance and said the European Commission can not compel its members to show solidarity.
After that, Rome fought residence cards for six months, 20,000 Tunisians to enable them to meet "friends and family in France or the rest of the countries that make up the Schengen space.
This initiative led to discontent among the other European countries. "Italy cheated with European rules," said Melchior Wathelet, Secretary of State for Immigration and Asylum in Belgium.
The media on both sides of the Alps are closely monitoring the situation with articles highly critical of their governments.
"For several weeks, two faced populism in Europe offering an inglorious spectacle. I would say, even miserable," he wrote in an editorial in the Italian newspaper La Republica, Bernardo Valli, specialist in Franco-Italian relations.
Also, a year of the French presidential elections and two of the Italian elections, the rising far-right parties in both countries, the National Front (FN) French and Italian Northern League demand the closing of Europe's internal borders.
Meanwhile, the Rome summit will seek "next Tuesday" to calm tensions between France and Italy. However, this crisis promises to further weaken the Schengen agreement, especially after the recent blocking of Paris and Berlin to the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to prevent the free movement of citizens of the Roma.
France and Germany proposed the possibility of amending temporarily the EU's external borders in the event that any member is not able to control them.
The Schengen Treaty there is a sunset clause, but its application is limited in time and geographically, and is only intended for exceptional circumstances.
France sought to suspend the Schengen agreement on two occasions: in 2004 during celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II and in 2005 after the London bombings.