Author: Daniel Gros
Series: CEPS Commentary No of pp: 2
Against the background of Europe's refugee crisis, not to mention last month's terrorist attacks in Paris, Daniel Gros acknowledges in this Commentary that the core principle of a "Europe without borders" has come under serious attack. He exhorts member states to realise that they can be more secure without sacrificing liberty if they create a common institution to guard the external borders and reinforce the existing framework for internal security.
Daniel Gros is Director of CEPS. An earlier version of this Commentary was published by Project Syndicate, 10 December 2015, and syndicated to newspapers and journals worldwide (http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/schengen-open-borders-help-security-by-daniel-gros-2015-12). It is republished here with the kind permission of Project Syndicate.