# border controls

A Eurotunnel employee stands in front of a truck heading for Britain during Brexit test day at the entrance of the Channel tunnel in Calais, northern France on September 17, 2019. Photo: Denis Charlet / AFP
A Eurotunnel employee stands in front of […]

No-deal Brexit: How EU members are preparing

With the spectre of a no-deal Brexit looming on October 31, EU members are taking measures to cushion their economies, safeguard trade with Britain and protect citizens' rights
Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP
Britain voted to leave the European Unio […]

Britain ‘turbo-charges’ no deal Brexit plans

London – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has hit the ground running and held a series of meetings designed to ramp up preparations to leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on October 31. Government departments and businesses made extensive preparations ahead of the original March 29 deadline for Brexit, but after two […]
A French Gendarme stands guard at passport control at the airport in Montpellier, southern France, on November 20, 2015. Photo: Pascal Guyot / AFP
A French Gendarme stands guard at passpo […]

Europe’s Schengen area: border free, with exceptions

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for reform of the Schengen system, which currently involves 26 countries: 22 EU countries, plus non-EU Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.