No. 249. Britain, Ireland and Schengen: Time for a smarter bargain on visas Cover Image

No. 249. Britain, Ireland and Schengen: Time for a smarter bargain on visas
No. 249. Britain, Ireland and Schengen: Time for a smarter bargain on visas

Author(s): Michael Emerson
Subject(s): National Economy, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, Political economy, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Britain; Ireland; Schengen; visas; Government; simple economics;
Summary/Abstract: For the present UK government, full accession to the Schengen area, a passport free travel area covering most of Europe, is a red line that it will not cross. Ireland shares a common travel area and land border with the UK and is also bound by this decision. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the UK, along with Ireland, is suffering serious economic and reputational costs as a result of its separate visa and border management policies.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English