Plenary focus - June

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  • Cornelia Ernst
    Cornelia Ernst


    Freedom of movement without border controls is one of the most important achievements of the EU. This reform of the governance of the Schengen area introduces the possibility to reintroduce internal border controls if one Member State fails to keep its external borders airtight. With this decision to be made by the ministers in the Council, this reform severely undermines the principle of free movement within the EU by surrendering it to the discretion of governments whose biggest interest is to be re-elected.