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.

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 ...

Sweden suspends Schengen, tightens border controls

2016.01.04

This morning Sweden suspended the Schengen agreement on the free movement of people, restoring its border controls with Denmark for those travelling by train, bus or boat. The measure will last for six months ...