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EU president Donald Tusk defended the use of barbed-wire fences against migrants.
Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned that a small group of EU countries may be forced to form a "mini-Schengen" if the bloc fails to resolve its migrant crisis.
The European Union agreed to rush through reforms to the passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year amid growing concerns about border security in the wake of the Paris attacks.
French President Francois Hollande warned that a failure to resolve the refugee crisis would put the borderless Schengen zone "in danger".
Kazakhstan applicants for Schengen visas will have to provide fingerprints starting from mid November.
Kazakhstan is planing to introduce visa-free regime for several European Union countries for summer periods starting from 2014.
Nazarbayev and Vice-President of the European Commission will discuss simplification of the visa regime with countries of Schengen zone.