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Back again: border controls in the Schengen area

Jorrit Rijpma responds in Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant to attention surrounding the reintroduction of border controls in the Schengen area.

In response to the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism, several EU Member States, including Sweden and Denmark, have started to reintroduce controls along sections of their borders.  Jorrit Rijpma points out that these controls are contrary to Union law, which states that there must be a threat to public policy or internal security and that the reintroduction of such controls must be temporary.

From a political perspective, the controls are highly significant. It is possible that Member States will claim that national security remains a national – and so not a European – competence.  

Peter Rodrigues also recently commented on this issue.

See here for a Leiden Law Blog on this topic

Read the whole article (in Dutch) here.



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