IED Bibliography: Research Guide

Free movement of people: Schengen at risk

Edited by Eimys Ortiz / March 2016 n. 1

07.03.2016


While the Schengen area is widely regarded as one of the primary achievements of the European Union, it has been placed under considerable strain by the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants into the EU in 2015. The sheer numbers of new arrivals prompted Germany – followed by Austria and Slovenia – to temporarily reintroduce checks at the internal Schengen borders in September 2015, as provided for in the Schengen Borders Code. The ongoing challenges have served to underline the inextricable link between robust external border management and free movement inside those external borders.


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Free movement of people: Schengen at risk