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Romania: migrants. Managing migrants and border control. How temporary is the temporary reestablishment of border controls?

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Research Paper by
Mihai Sebe

21.06.2016


Abstract

With the current crisis of migration management and the consequent debate on the Schengen acquis, the EU is facing a new challenge that demands a more comprehensive approach. With a view to shed some light on this issue and better understand the solutions ahead, the present paper is a part of a broader European project initiated by the Institute of European Democrats. A “perfect storm” due to the rise of asylum-seekers, the increased migratory pressure, security and social concerns, a yet fragile economic recovery and political internal turmoil have put the Schengen area under a lot of stress and made its future uncertain. The present paper is a presentation of the current situation, of the possible costs of the disappearance of Schengen while mentioning once more the debates concerning this area that came from an EU pre-Schengen Member State (Romania).


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