• Opinion piece by Hugo Brady
    E!Sharp, 19 December 2011

    Europe's leaders are - understandably - focused on the euro crisis, pretty much to the exclusion of all else. But policy-makers should beware another calamity in 2012: a possible breakdown of the EU's Schengen zone of passport-free travel. Undoubtedly, these two troubled flagships of European integration share parallels.

  • Essay by Charles Clarke, 01 December 2011

    All across the EU, voters are worried about immigration. Charles Clarke outlines the steps needed at EU level if governments are to tackle migration issues effectively.

  • Essay by Michael Emerson, 28 July 2011

    Travellers to the Schengen area – the EU's passport-free travel zone – can move freely between most EU countries but need separate visas for Britain and Ireland, which maintain their own border controls.

  • Opinion piece by Hugo Brady
    European Voice, 01 June 2011

    A European Migration Organisation would help the EU develop clearer responses to migration. EU leaders will discuss reform of the Schengen area at their summit next week (23-24 June).

  • Bulletin article by Hugo Brady, 01 June 2011

    The EU's least understood institution is its Court of Justice, which is seated in a stockade-like building in Luxembourg. For over half a century, judges there have quietly adjudicated, mainly between European governments, institutions and businesses.

  • Insight by Hugo Brady, 17 February 2011

    The freedom enjoyed by EU citizens to live and work in each others' countries is a unique liberty. It is the basis around which European governments have tried to build a single border, a compensatory system of co-operation between police, judges and immigration officers and a common refugee policy.

  • Insight by Hugo Brady, 27 September 2010

    Liberal Sweden elects an explicitly anti-immigrant party to parliament for the first time. France's president and the European Commission lacerate each other in public over deportations of Roma.

  • Insight by Hugo Brady, 24 June 2010

    EU policies on policing, justice and immigration were widely expected to take a big leap forward after the ratification of the Lisbon treaty.