Espace Schengen

In this section, West selects the most up-to-date news, accompanied by regulations, data and studies on the area of Schengen: the Schengen Treaty, signed in 1985 by Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, West Germany, France and, later, by Italy (1990), Spain and Portugal (1991), Greece (1992), Austria (1995), Denmark, Finland and Sweden (1996), establishes the abolition of border checks on the borders of 22 UE countries and 4 non-EU nations (Island, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Schengen, was not adhered to by Ireland and the United Kingdom, and is also not in force in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia and Romania.

Schengen hardened but economic immigration opened

2017.09.28

In Europe, a new wind is blowing with respect to immigration. Reading the document released yesterday by the European Commission we discover that, for the first time after many years, more is being done ...

Macron could win if…

2017.04.24

With his first round victory, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s problems are just beginning. While he might be claiming that he is well on his way to winning the election, many tend to feel ...

An Italian expert on terrorism speaks from Brussels

2016.03.24

“Compared to the attacks in Paris, this time is more difficult.” Those were the first thoughts of Marco Martiniello, professor of sociology and immigration at the University of Liege, when I phoned him in ...