The Schengen Agreement enables people and goods to travel across Europe without stopping for border controls. Europe's recent influx of refugees has put a huge stress on the agreement.
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?
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?
The newly appointed interior minister has again caused controversy by calling for tighter internal border controls, just as the EU wants them to be eased. The EU was failing to control the external border, he said.
By giving refuge to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Orban is making a mockery of his government's position. More importantly, he's ridiculing everything the EU stands for, writes Boris Georgievski.
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