Thanks to the freshly advocated rules, the countries of the European Union (EU) would be in a position to discontinue travel across certain areas of Europe, without a passport, for a maximum of two years. At the present, there are hardly any border controls between the member states of the Union from the Schengen Zone.
Recently, at a meeting in Luxembourg, reportedly, the home affairs ministers from the Union were unanimous on the fresh rules which would enable the nations of the Union to re-present border controls, in case a particular member state, time and again, fails to prevent unlawful immigrants from turning-up at the Schengen Zone of Europe.
The said zone has 26 member states with Germany, Italy, Austria, and France being just some of them. The UK and Ireland are not members of the Schengen Zone. With a single Schengen Visa, people may freely travel across all nations which are member states of the Schengen Zone.
Via the forwarded changes, passport checks for those traveling from the EU nation, failing to cater to immigration standards, may be put in place for six months at a given time only to be extended for a maximum of two years. Prior to passport controls may be introduced, other member nations of the EU have to have the same opinion.
Meanwhile, a concerned minister from Denmark, a Schengen member state, was quoted as saying that there should be no fragile links in the string in the matters of prohibited immigration. He added that in case the Schengen co-operation is threatened certain measures need to be taken swiftly.
The decision to necessitate passport checks would have to be made after vigilant monitoring of the borders of the nation for a period of not less than three months. Prior to they may become decree, the proposed rules will now require to be duly endorsed by the European Parliament.
Britain has also made public that they are coming up with crisis immigration rules to tackle any likely swell in the number of economic immigrants from Greece and other nations of the Union in case the euro breaks down.
Some detractors and critics have claimed that anti-migration regulations have significantly damaged one of the key feats of the European integration--the prized capability of the people of the Union to work and live--minus any sort of restrictions--across most of the member nations of the Union.
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