The Future of Schengen

The functioning of the Schengen system is being damaged not only by inadequate controls on the EU’s external borders but also by major internal divisions with regard to the handling of asylum applications and the reception of asylum seekers. In ‘The Future of Schengen’ an advisory letter requested by the House of Representatives, the AIV argues that the largest possible number of EU member states should strive to achieve an effective common asylum and immigration policy. In the AIV’s view, a fully functional common asylum system will be needed as an element of closer cooperation among a group of EU member states.