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People living in border regions [What Europe does for you]

If you are one of the 150 million people living near an internal EU border, you probably cross it regularly, whether for work, study, shopping or leisure. The EU makes such trips easier. Continue reading

EU citizens moving across borders [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for EU citizens moving across borders. Continue reading

European Border and Coast Guard system [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Alexandra Gatto and Jesús Carmona (3rd edition), In December 2015, the European Commission proposed setting up a European Border and Coast Guard System (EBCGS), building on the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the EU (Frontex). The proposal would introduce a supervisory … Continue reading

Schengen and EURO 2016

Written by Alexandra Gatto, With an estimated 7 million fans and 1 million foreign visitors, the UEFA European Football Championships, EURO 2016, promises to be one of the largest sports events taking place this year. In order to be better equipped against the threats of terrorism and hooliganism, France has reintroduced controls at its borders … Continue reading

Implementing the EU internal security strategy

Within the area of freedom, security and justice, the EU needs to ensure the balance between civil liberties and a high level of security. In March 2010, the European Council approved the EU internal security strategy (ISS). The Commission’s agenda for implementing the ISS concludes in 2014, and therefore discussions on the strategy beyond 2014 … Continue reading

Technology and Schengen Governance

On the 21 March 2013 the LIBE Committee organised a hearing on Schengen Governance and Border Management with the aim of presenting the state of play and latest developments, with a particular eye to the switch-on of the revised Schengen Information System (SIS II) scheduled for the 9 April 2013. Biometric passports The pursuit of … Continue reading

Schengen governance after the Lisbon Treaty

Governance of the Schengen Area aims to find the balance between freedom of movement and the need for security, in the context of increasing globalisation. Within the European integration process, freedom of movement started with workers, as part of the establishment of a common market. Initially intergovernmental, involving five States, the Schengen foundations were incorporated … Continue reading

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