The Shengen Area. How have borders in Europe been lifted and why are they being reinstated?

Success of European integration would be unthinkable had the internal borders remained in place. The EU citizens can easily take a week-end trip to another country without even thinking that citizens of other states have to go through a lengthy and cumbersome procedure of applying for a Shengen visa prior to travelling. As a Shengen visa gives you an opportunity to visit 26 countries it is worth spending time to get one. Europeans have been enjoying the freedom of travel for a long time, however now there is a real danger of the borders being reinstated. Our Awareness Campaign article focuses on the issue of borders inside Europe

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