Cross-border workers would be among "those most affected" by the Schengen Area being called into questionMars 2016
On 4 March, the European Commission unveiled its roadmap for a return to the "normal" functioning of the Schengen Area of free movement "by the end of 2016".
In it, it points out that "the creation of the Schengen Area without internal borders has brought important benefits to European citizens and business alike, yet in recent months the system has been severely tested by the refugee crisis", estimating at between €5 and €18 billion annually the direct costs of re-establishing border controls. The players and sectors most affected would be "road transport […], cross-border workers, tourism and government administration".
Regarding the movement of persons across borders, we should recall that the European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution on 2 February 2016 on the subject, which includes a specific paragraph on the procedures for checking cross-border workers (click here to consult it).
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