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Europe's Schengen Agreement: Does It Have a Future?

November 19th, 2015

Episode 396 of 836 episodes

The Schengen agreement allows people to move freely between European Union countries without border checks. It's a key freedom underpinning Europe's single market. But after the Paris attacks, the Schengen agreement is under review. It will be discussed at an emergency EU security meeting on November 20th. Claude Moraes, the British opposition Labour party Member of European Parliament for London, says he expects Schengen will be made more flexible while Guntram Wolff, director of the Bruegel think tank in Brussels, explains what's at stake for the EU single market. And the BBC's Fergus Nicholl reports from the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The delta is sinking, putting some 20 million people and vast areas of fertile farmland at risk. He speaks to rice framers and local experts ahead of global climate change talks in Paris later this month. (Photo: Vehicles at Bardonnex customs control at the border between France and Switzerland Credit:Reuters)

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