The Brief – Ode to Schengen

Euractiv | Mar 26, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  • On this day in 1995, the Schengen Agreement, a cornerstone of the EU’s freedom of movement, entered into force.
  • Its lowest point was probably the migration crisis of 2015, when six countries reintroduced internal border controls to stop irregular immigration.
  • As about two million people cross a European border every day to go to work, border controls would cost commuters and other travellers about €1.3 and €5.2 billion per year.