As Europe tightens its borders, does that mean an end to freedom of travel? Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, security has been tightened at many European borders. Long traffic jams and waiting lines are hampering trade within the EU.
EU citizens' data will now be checked against wanted lists when they enter the Schengen zone. A threat to our freedom? No, says MEP and foreign affairs expert Elmar Brok in an interview with DW.
More and more EU countries are reintroducing long-abandoned internal border controls to try and stem the influx of refugees. What will be the consequences? Predictions differ.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has said he wants to drastically reduce the number of refugees coming into the country. He also announced that Germany would extend its border controls for an indefinite period.
Germany, Austria and Denmark have called for an extension of "temporary" Schengen border restrictions as a new report warns such measures will be expensive.
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