How much would it cost to abolish Schengen?by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.04.27
The answer is €10.3 billion a year – that is the possible price to pay for Italy if Schengen is suspended or even abolished. The figure comes from a study by CGIA of Mestre, which has analysed the economic effects of a possible reintroduction of border controls between EU countries to counter the pressure of the migration of refugees. The calculation was done by examining three areas: the transport of goods and macroeconomic aspects, daily and/or weekend tourism and those who travel across borders for work. In particular, the most negative consequences would be on road transport. Heavy goods vehicles would see significantly longer entry/exit times at borders, resulting in an increase in the price of goods imported and exported.
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