Migration and Home Affairs

Better protecting citizens' free movement

The Schengen area of free movement is a unique achievement. Each year millions of European citizens freely cross our internal borders without a border control.

Today the European Parliament voted on a reform of the Schengen governance.

In 2011, the Commission put forward two legislative proposals to further promote and reinforce the Schengen area of free movement: a proposal strengthening the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism; and a proposal for the coordinated reintroduction of controls at internal borders in exceptional circumstances (amending the Schengen Border Code).

For more information:

  • MEMO/13/535: Commissioner Malmström welcomes rules to protect free movement
  • MEMO/13/536: New Schengen rules to better protect citizens' free movement
Wednesday, 12 June, 2013