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Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement

REPRINT Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement "Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement is republished with permission of Stratfor." Analysis September 2, 2015 | 09:16 GMT Migrants board a train to Munich at Vienna's Westbahnhof railway station in the early hours of Sept. 1. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast • Rising immigration and fragile economic recovery in Europe will reduce political support for the Schengen Agreement, which eliminates border controls among member states. • The Schengen Agreement will likely be reformed to make room for countries to tighten their border controls more frequently. • Friction between Schengen members and other countries will remain, as will tension within the bloc itself. Analysis When France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Schengen Agreement in 1985, they envisioned a system Read more