Brenner Pass


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an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions

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It said last year that any plans to introduce controls at the Brenner Pass, a major road and rail link between northern and southern Europe, would break EU law.
Italians protested the new plan announced by Austria to build a fence, even though Brenner Pass is part of Europe's Schengen zone, a borderless area and a route for migrants seeking to reach Northern Europe.
Local police in Tyrol, Austria, said more than 600 protesters showed up at the third violent demonstration at the Brenner Pass in just over a month, meeting at the Brenner station in Italy.
Intrigued by his proposal, the OSS recruits and trains Hall for this very mission, and within months he is covertly roaming the Italian Alps, evading the ruthless searches of thousands of German troops, and systematically destroying targets of opportunity as he postures for the ultimate mission of closing the Brenner Pass.
The Brenner Pass through the Alps links which two countries?
He said: "On our recent holiday to Austria we went on a day trip to Vipitano in Italy and crossed the Brenner Pass. The new bridge is in the background.
The Luxembourg Presidency's compromise provides for increases of up to 15% on the initial cost of tolls (compared with 25% in the Commission's initial proposal) but with a 25% exception for the Brenner pass. The Commission would also be required to conduct an impact assessment within three years following the entry into force of the directive.
As a major crossroads, the town offers a wide choice of side-trips into Bavaria, to Salzburg, or over the Brenner Pass to the Italian Tyrol, the Dolomite Mountains and even further to Verona or Venice.
Austria has for several months been seeking a satisfactory settlement for reducing traffic through the Brenner Pass towards Italy.
Clark's Fifth Army at the Brenner Pass (May 4); recalled to the U.S., he was placed in command of the Fourth Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas (June), and resumed troop-training duties; named to a special group studying postwar defense reorganization (October), the study was barely finished when he contracted pneumonia and died in San Antonio (November 21, 1945).
The stage distance was cut by 40km (25ml) and the start moved following a heavy snowfall on the Brenner Pass linking Austria and Italy.
Austria said it was considering reintroducing border controls at the Brenner Pass in the Alps on the Italian border, fearing it will become a major refugee route.
Austria has said it might reintroduce border controls at the Alpine Brenner pass to keep migrants from coming from Italy and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said Austria's plans to build a fence there were "shamelessly against European rules".
Brussels, Rajab 21, 1437, April 28, 2016, SPA -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will travel to Rome next week to discuss the crisis at the Brenner Pass on the Austria-Italy border with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, dpa reported.
The demonstration was to protest Austria's preparations for a possible restoration of border controls at the Brenner pass in the Alps because of fears of a potential surge of migrant arrivals in Italy, Dawn newspaper reported.