Franco-German Schengen Proposal A Vote of No Confidence in Europe

Germany and France's joint proposal to allow Schengen-zone countries to temporarily reintroduce border controls as a means of last resort might sound harmless. But doing so would damage one of the strongest symbols of European unity and perhaps even contribute to the EU's demise.
Border sign posts in Strasbourg, France. With the EU's eastward expansion, its external borders have become more porous.

Border sign posts in Strasbourg, France. With the EU's eastward expansion, its external borders have become more porous.

AFP