A growing number of EU states are looking to introduce border controls in response to the refugee crisis. But the economic fall-out is considerable. Problems include tailbacks at border crossings and delays of just-in-time deliveries.
Twenty-two of the EU's 28 states have eliminated border controls, enabling free-flowing trade. Now, due to the pressures of illegal migration, border checks may be reintroduced. What are the real costs?
Officially, random checks at the border with Italy were to ensure the security of EU interior ministers in Innsbruck. In reality, they were probably a test run for finding migrants. Bernd Riegert reported from Brenner.
Europe owes its open borders to the Schengen Agreement, which allows cooperation and free travel through 22 out of the 28 EU member states. How has the agreement contributed to a united Europe — and will it survive?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are at odds over Seehofer's strict refugee policy. How do refugees in Germany view the issue?
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