The EU's passport-free travel space, known as the Schengen area, is one of the most tangible achievements of European integration. Learn about it in our guide.
Schengen is facing challenges that might endanger its very existence. Learn more about these issues and their consequences for the border-free area.
Schengen, the EU's passport-free travel area, covers 26 countries. Read on to learn which countries are members and who is likely to join next.
To strengthen security the EU is putting into place a new entry and exit registration system at the Schengen zone's external borders. Watch our video for more.
Studies and briefings
Travellers who don't need a visa will in the future be screened before they arrive in the EU using the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (Etias).
The influx of migrants and the security of external borders is a challenge for Europe. Learn more about how Parliament is addressing the situation.
Temporary internal border checks within the Schengen area have been in place for three years. MEPs are pushing for clearer conditions for their use as a measure of last resort.
MEPs have approved plans to give the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027 to boost Europe's security.