Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Deliver a Coup de Grace to Schengen?

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Series Details Number 134
Publication Date October/November 2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic will not be Schengen’s downfall. But it threatens to further erode member-states’ trust in each other’s governments, citizens, and their ability to deal with crises, be they health-, migration- or economy-related. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the EU’s lack of full control over Schengen’s borders. If member-states continue taking unilateral, knee-jerk decisions every time there is a problem, they will in the end endanger the future of the European Union’s single market.

Source Link https://www.cer.eu/publications/archive/bulletin-article/2020/will-coronavirus-pandemic-deliver-coup-de-gr%C3%A2ce-schengen
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  • https://www.cer.eu/sites/default/files/bulletin_134_article2_CMM.pdf
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EPRS Briefings, May 2020: Mobility, transport and coronavirus https://www.europeansources.info/record/mobility-transport-and-coronavirus/
Cardiff EDC: European reaction to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-reaction-to-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus/

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