Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Schengen turns 25 ..

Schengen turns 25 ..

How many of us have heard of the borderless trading region called Schengen in EU comprising 25 nations of EU and a population of 400 million. a true example of how integration of countries can benefit member countries. It also raises great issues of challenge like countering organised crime, drug trafficking, illegal migration, counter terror strategies and so on.

Formed originally in the city of Schengen in Luxembourg in 1985, by the Benelux three (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) it offers a good case for regional co-operation.

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