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Smart Borders: EU Entry/Exit System [EU Legislation in Progress]

In anticipation of increased traveller flows and in response to security concerns regarding the control of EU external borders, on 6 April 2016, the Commission presented revised proposals for establishing an Entry/Exit System for recording the border-crossings of all non-EU nationals. 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

Testing times for Schengen [Policy podcast]

Written by Alexandra Gatto, Pierre Goudin, Risto Nieminen, Over the years, the Schengen system has decidedly brought important economic benefits. The combination of a rising number of asylum-seekers, increasing migratory pressure, security concerns and a fragile economic recovery has put the Schengen area under stress, and called into question its functioning. A ‘wave-through’ approach applied … Continue reading

Schengen area: Update and state of play

Written by Alexandra Gatto, Pierre Goudin, Risto Niemenen, Passport-free travel across the Schengen area has been called into question as a result of pressure on certain internal EU borders from the rising number of asylum-seekers and migrants seeking to reach certain Member States, as well as security concerns in the wake of the Paris terrorist … Continue reading

The Schengen Area [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, The unprecedented migration crisis has put severe pressure on the Schengen area of 26 European countries which have abolished passport and any other type of control at their common borders. As member states reinstate border checks, some politicians predict that the Schengen area may break apart unless a solution is quickly … Continue reading

The Schengen Area and the EU’s visa policy

Travelling in Europe’s border-free Schengen area without a visa is one of the most concrete results for citizens, especially for young and mobile citizens. It is important for connecting people but it also requires trust that Member States properly secure their external borders and implement required measures. 3 language versions available in PDF format EN: … Continue reading

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