SAVING SCHENGEN How to protect passport-free travel in Europe?

The Schengen area—where internal borders are abolished—is one of the EU’s most courageous and tangible achievements. Nonetheless the passport-free zone is at a crossroads. The immediate abolition of frontier controls with Bulgaria and Romania risks exacerbating a tense standoff between governments and EU institutions over how best to keep borders open in Europe. Schengen members are already demanding more control over their own borders as concerns over immigration in Western Europe run high.

The report by Hugo Brady, a senior research fellow at the CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN REFORM, is available here.