End of Schengen could be end of EU

End of Schengen could be end of EU

With the Schengen agreement temporarily suspended by several European countries, many MEPs are now worried as to whether it can continue to survive in its original 1995 form. Named after a small town in Luxembourg, the treaty enshrines the free movement of people as a fundamental right of EU citizens. Although the original treaty was signed in 1985 by five countries, Schengen now incorporates 22 member states as well as four non-EU countries.

Friday, 19 February 2016 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, February, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Newsroom, 2016, Ignazio Corrao