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Schengen is "no political football"

Category: News-General.
Posted: Tuesday 19 Jul 2011

Map of Denmark

The Financial Times today reports how Denmark, pictured above, may face legal action over reinstated borders with its European neighbours.

Claude Moraes MEP, S&D Group Spokesperson for Home Affairs, has long warned of the dangers facing the free movement of people in Europe, and is now urging the Commission to act on Denmark.

The Commission visited Denmark earlier this week to inspect the country's reintroduction of passport checks on its borders. Not satisfied with its findings, the European Commission may now bring a legal action against Denmark.

Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, said the Commission “will not hesitate to use all tools at its disposal to guarantee free movement of goods, services and persons… [under] EU legislation.”

Claude is clear on how important this is, saying “Free movement is a fundamental right in today’s European Union. It cannot be used as a political football ahead of elections."

On free movement, Claude concludes "the Commission has to defend it.”

Read the story in full here

Posted by: Admin on Tuesday 19 Jul 2011

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