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A race against solidarity: the Schengen regime and the Franco-Italian affair. CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe Working Paper, April 2011

Carrera, Sergio and Guild, Elspeth and Merlino, Massimo. and Parkin, Joanna. (2011) A race against solidarity: the Schengen regime and the Franco-Italian affair. CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe Working Paper, April 2011. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    In April 2011, France reintroduced internal border checks with Italy to prevent mobility by North African immigrants who hold temporary residence permits issued by Italy and who had entered the EU from Tunisia as a result of revolutions and war in the southern Mediterranean region. This has caused a diplomatic row between the two countries and provoked strong reactions other EU member states and at EU level. This paper examines the compatibility of the Italian and French measures with EU border legislation and legal principles as well as the foundations of the Schengen regime. It argues that the Franco-Italian affair illustrates a ‘race to the bottom’ on European principles of solidarity, loyal cooperation and fundamental rights. The affair ultimately reveals the very limits and unfinished elements of the EU’s immigration and border policies. Finally, the paper puts forward policy recommendations to the parties involved.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > France
    Countries > Italy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > Schengen/Prum/border control/freedom to travel
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > free movement/border control
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 10:00
    Number of Pages: 30
    Last Modified: 22 Sep 2013 15:55
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/31639

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