Posted on September 11, 2015 by Martin Armstrong
Thanks for your analysis!
ANSWER: The Schengen Agreement led to the creation of Europe’s borderless Schengen Area. The treaty was signed on June 14, 1985 by five of the ten member states of the European Economic Community near the town of Schengen in Luxembourg, but was not implemented (partially) until 1995. It proposed the gradual abolition of border checks at the signatories’ common borders. Measures proposed included: reduced speed vehicle checks that allowed vehicles to cross borders without stopping, allowed residents in border areas the freedom to cross borders away from fixed checkpoints, and the harmonization of visa policies.
The problem we have is that 2016 will be 31 years from the signing of that agreement. So if there is a risk that the Schengen Agreement will come to an end, it will arrive in 2016. If we look at when it began to be partially implement in 1995, we can see that tensions should have begun questioning its survivability 19 years later. That has also been on target as of 2014. The freedom of movement within Europe began to come into question in 2014. Angela Merkel rejected British plans for immigration quotas in 2014, stating that the principle of free movement in the European Union was “non-negotiable”. Nevertheless, there has been concern about restricting movement of “trouble makers” looking to stir up resistance to Brussels.
The Schengen Agreement will fail for it is an invitation that will bankrupt the governments for they cannot afford to take care of the welfare of so many people. Expect this agreement to come to an end or be highly restricted no later than 2017.
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