Melilla, along with Ceuta, are the only two borders of the European Union on the African continent. This feature clearly conditions much of daily life and relationships that occur along them. Borders, while separate countries and entities, are also at their border posts, points of connection through which people relate and, through these, families, friends, businesses and companies. In North africa and in Europe. The European Union has external land border with a dozen countries. Although clearly the circumstances that define border relationships that occur between Sweden and Norway shortly have to do with which occur between Greece and Albania, there are many points in common. Input, both Greece and Sweden share regulations on control of its borders by forming part both, like Spain, of the so-called Schengen territory. Also, as Spain, both countries must make front in its external borders to phenomena, not only European but global, as it is that of illegal immigration.
Sessions collected in this journal were devised in the belief that, despite the remarkable differences between the different borders of the EU and its neighbouring countries, there are more similarities that initially the EU’s external borders might think.


Presentation by D. Juan José Imbroda Ortiz, President of the autonomous city of Melilla

C. v. of the rapporteurs


Italy and the borders of the EU.
Maria Elena Cavallaro

The borders challenging opportunities?
Dr. Tuomo Melasuo

The Polish Eastern border as external border of the European Union. The experiences of the Presidency of the EU Council and a look beyond

Dr. Piotr Rakowski

Problems at the Greek border: A challenge for security and public opinion
Dr. George Tzogopoulos