Danish "no" for Shengen agreement - beginning of the desintegration of the European union?
Author: Svetlana Veljanovska
October 14, 2011
November 22, 2011
January 14, 2012
European Union, Internal borders, Border control, Freedom of movement
Abstract: Has the European Union forgotten its internal borders? This question is often asked after Denmark introduced its terrestrial and water border crossings control with Germany and Sweden and after France sent immigrants from North African countries back to Italy. The aim of this paper is to explain that the freedom of movement of the citizens is one of the main achievements of the Union, and it must be protected. If certain members of the Union try through the introduction of border control to make control to the massive entries into their countries, it may occur European Union to lose the character of the community where the “visas”, “asylum”, “immigration”, and other polices connected to the freedom of movement for the persons as a part of the third pillar that is called cooperation in the region of the justice and internal affairs.