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.
Poland sees Ukrainian human rights activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska as an enemy of the state. But the German parliament has invited her to speak in Berlin, putting a chill on already frosty relations with Warsaw.
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.
Germany's Interior Ministry will extend migration controls at borders with Austria and Denmark for another six months. Denmark, Austria and France have also announced their intention to extend border controls.
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?
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