The Schengen Agreement is regarded as a milestone of European integration. It allows travel across participating EU member states without border checks. Vehicles and trains also enjoy free movement across borders.
NATO has reformed its military capabilities to be able to deploy forces much more quickly. But could leftover Cold War bureaucracy prevent a rapid response? NATO General Ben Hodges told DW he wants a "military Schengen."
In the wake of deadly attacks in Germany and across Europe, the federal government has boosted its security and anti-terror laws. DW looks at the powers German authorities have at their disposal to combat terrorism.
A strong Europe means a strong Germany and vice versa, says Dr. Viviane Reding. The next German chancellor faces unprecedented challenges and must show real leadership.
The Belgian government intends to check passengers on international trains and buses. Is this the end of the Schengen zone?
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