• Schengenalia

    Musings on Europe and Border Control

14 DecStranger in Paradise


02 OctThe Long Wait at Europe’s Easternmost Frontier With Itself


The Long Wait at Europe's Easternmost Frontier With Itself Artist/Organization: Shome Bosu Medium: Photographs Year: 2016 Source: https://thewire.in/external-affairs/long-wait-europes-easternmost-frontier Read More

31 DecEurope’s borders in 2015: a visual review


Undoubtedly this has been an annus horribilis for European borders. Here are some visual highlights of the last 12 months…   February 2015…

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30 DecEurope’s borders in 2014: a visual review


It’s been an eventful year for border-related matters in Europe. Here are some visual highlights of the last 12 months… February…

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31 OctJurmala’s ghosts and the Haunted Houses of Schengen


Halloween. The time when the undead come to town. And when boarded up haunted houses start making eerie sounds and come…

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30 SepThe place to be: Schengen and Europe’s new grand tour


The way  ‘Schengen’ has captured the popular imagination around the world does not finish surprising me.   After all, not that…

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31 JulWhat’s on the menu? Schengen as geo-culinary topos


Since last May, Russia has its own ‘Schengen’. It’s a place where you can go for pleasure or business. It’s a…

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29 JunSaying ‘non’ to Schengen: or how a visa refusal can challenge the system


“Non, merci”. These simple words have caused a stir, embarrassing France and Europe as a whole in the process. What I…

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28 FebSchengen blues: critical (musical) notes on Europe


There’s something about Schengen that makes it a favourite subject of creative types of all stripes.  What this ‘quid’ consists of…

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10 DecNobel vs. Schengen: reflections on the EU, the peace award ceremony… and John Terry


Awarding the most coveted peace prize to the European Union was no doubt a well-staged coup de théâtre. Not surprisingly, the…

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