European governments are threatening to suspend Greece from Schengen, in what is the latest indication that the Schengen agreement, which governs free movement among 26 European countries, is eroding. On Dec. 2, several European officials told the Financial Times that Greece has been repeatedly warned and that if the country fails to improve border controls by a mid-December summit other Schengen members could impose border controls with Greece. This comes after Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico publicly called on Nov. 27 for Greece to be removed from Schengen. This threat may be a part of an ongoing negotiation process between the European Union and Greece, whereby the Greek government is seeking more significant financial assistance and concessions from the Europeans. Greece is also seeking to protect its sovereignty. Nevertheless, with some European countries already conducting border checks and the Schengen agreement slowly unravelling, some European governments may be more wil
Greek Border Controls
Dec. 2, 2015 According to a news report, if Greece fails to improve border controls by a mid-December summit, other Schengen members could impose border controls with Greece.