Perceptions of the Schengen Area- facts & opinions

The creation of the Schengen Area allows persons to cross internal borders (meaning borders between countries of the Schengen Area) without being subjected to border checks. This closely encapsulates the Single Market’s four freedoms: the free movement of goods, services, capital and labour.The Schengen Area guarantees unrestricted travel within a territory of 26 countries, home to more than 400 million citizens.

An initial summary of some of the opinion polls can be seen below. Just to clarify, these percentages are derived from subjective opinions, obtained from randomly chosen individuals across all EU member states.

the schengen area

For a comprehensive insight, you can read the EU Commission’s detailed report HERE

Other accessible publications can be found on the EU Bookshop.

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