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The Schengen Challenge and Its Balkan Dimensions. CEPS Policy Brief No. 17, March 2002

Kovács, Péter. (2002) The Schengen Challenge and Its Balkan Dimensions. CEPS Policy Brief No. 17, March 2002. [Policy Paper]

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    [Introduction]. The subject of this paper is undoubtedly of paramount importance for a number of Central and East European countries. The image of a “Schengen Fortress” in statu nascendi is disappointing even for those who are enthusiastic about the accession of their countries to a unified Europe. There is a widespread fear – rational or not – that cross-border human contacts and travel possibilities from East to West will become more difficult than they were in the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall. The same feeling can be detected even in the Balkans, where certain countries also show symptoms of the “Schengen Fortress”.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-South-Eastern Europe (Balkans)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > Schengen/Prum/border control/freedom to travel
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2004
    Page Range: p. 11
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:20

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