At the moment, and to the foreseeable difficulties expected for later this year around the moratorium movement for Romanian and Bulgarian nationals, it seems necessary to reflect on Schengen. Is the Schengen Agreement a danger for States members and their citizens or, on the contrary, it is the Treaty itself which is in danger? Schengen not only guarantees freedom of movement and makes life in a context in which the mobility of persons is key, especially for the economic dynamism of the Union, but it also keeps us coordinated border control, in the fight against international terrorism and cross-border organized crime.


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Gemma Pinyol-Jimenez, associated researcher, CIDOB and Elena Sanchez-Montijano, senior researcher, CIDOB