About: Schengen reform

Economy & Jobs 21-03-2019

Romanian exporters face an artificial barrier, costs transferred to EU citizens

Visions of trucks being stuck at the border in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit should also remind people of the delays faced by Romanian companies exporting into the Schengen area, writes Stefan Radu-Oprea.
Elections 11-01-2017

French presidential candidate Fillon to propose immigration quotas

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon, who is favourite to win this year's election, will lay out on Wednesday (11 January) his proposals to cut immigration to a "strict minimum" through the use of quotas, an aide said on Tuesday.
Elections 14-09-2016

Alain Juppé promises a pro-EU presidential campaign

The candidate for France's right-wing presidential primary has pledged to defend the European Union in his campaign. This sets him apart from his competitors Nicolas Sarkozy, Bruno Le Maire and François Fillon. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 25-08-2016

Brussels prepares EU-wide scheme for visa-free travel authorisation

The European Commission is preparing a proposal inspired by France and Germany to introduce a “European ESTA” modelled on a US scheme that requires international travellers who do not need a visa to apply online – and pay a 14 dollar fee – before entering the territory, EURACTIV.com can confirm.

EU debates longer-term suspension of Schengen travel-free zone

EU interior ministers will discuss a proposal on Friday (4 December) that could allow new border controls between European states for up to two years as an unprecedented migration crisis strains the Schengen free-travel zone.

Knoope: Respect for basic rights should prevail over terrorism fear

The borderless Schengen area is a great accomplishment that should be protected and defended, says Peter Knoope. Giving in to terrorism by undermining basic rights is simply not an option, he argues. 

MEPs launch counterattack against Schengen deal

European lawmakers yesterday (12 June) denounced the Danish presidency and the Council for agreeing to re-introduce internal border controls in the Schengen area, in effect bypassing the Parliament while negotiations are still ongoing.

Germany backs Sarkozy’s bid to shut Schengen

In a joint letter to the Danish EU presidency, French and German Interior ministers have asked to repatriate powers from the EU Commission, which would allow them to re-establish border controls for people travelling from Greece.
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