• Insight by Hugo Brady, 21 September 2012

    Liberty and the rule of law in central and eastern Europe needs a champion. A European Civil Liberties Union is part of the answer.

  • Insight by Hugo Brady, 14 June 2012

    Policy-makers in Brussels worry increasingly about corruption, national mal-administration and the rule of law in the EU. New thinking is needed to address such concerns.

  • Insight by Hugo Brady, 30 April 2012

    President Sarkozy is using the EU's Schengen area as a political football. But French concerns over passport-free travel in Europe will persist after the elections.

  • Report by Hugo Brady, 20 January 2012

    Schengen countries must decide when Bulgaria and Romania should join, whether Greece should leave and how to work more closely with Turkey on border control.

  • 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).