Schengen zone

European free travel dream stymied by persistence of border controls

Travel within the European Union is supposed to be control-free. But, amid security concerns and the refugee crisis, here and there controls are being reinstated on some of the EU member states' borders. Are the times of free, unrestricted travel in Europe over?

Croatian and Austrian interior ministers meet to discuss Schengen zone, migrant crisis

Croatia and Austria are connected by a long tradition of friendship and cooperation in security, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said in Zagreb on Monday, praising Croatia for its management of the migrant crisis and expressing support for its accession to the Schengen passport-free zone as soon as possible.

Interior Ministry gets another border surveillance helicopter

Croatia received at Zagreb airport on Tuesday an AW 139 helicopter for border surveillance that was procured with funds from the Schengen Instrument for EUR 15.7 million.

Vucic: We'll protect Serbia's interests if Austria and Slovenia suspend Schengen

Vucic said said Austria would suspend the agreement in the near future and that Slovenia would do the same immediately after that.

Tusk warns EU has two months left to save Schengen

The European Union has two months left to get its migration crisis under control or face the end of its cherished Schengen area, EU President Donald Tusk warned Tuesday.

Pahor fears closure of borders within Schengen Area

"These procedures are not directed against those people who meet all the requirements and are seeking international protection. Instead, people suspected of having participated in the conflicts in Syria are being checked," 

Denmark introduces temporary controls on German border

Denmark introduced temporary controls along its border with Germany on Monday, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said, hours after Sweden introduced ID controls for travellers from Denmark.

Swedish ID checks in place from Denmark to curb refugee flow

Identity checks went into effect Monday for  travellers from Denmark to Sweden as part of measures to reduce the flow of migrants into Sweden.

Tusk: Schengen soon a thing of the past without external border control

Speaking ahead of a summit of the EU's 28 member states and Turkey, Tusk said he expected an agreement to be reached on how to handle the migrant crisis.

Slovenia mulling more steps to safeguard Schengen border

The Cerar cabinet held an extraordinary meeting on Monday evening to consider a response to an expected migration surge of 30,000 that are moving through the Balkan route after departing from Greece. 

Milanovic expects constructive talks at summit

I expect constructive talks, this is the basic reason why I have come today here while missing election campaigning. I have come to hold talks ...

Ostojic: We have no other choice but to send migrants on to Schengen area

"They should say that a wall will be built on the Croatian-Serbian border. But you can be sure that wire fences have never proved effective," he said.

Hungary accuses Croatia of violating its sovereignty

 "We will defend the European Union, the borders of the Schengen zone, and we will defend Hungary in accordance with European rules."