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Schengen's demise starves eurozone of its economic lifeblood

Until last autumn, 1.7 million people crossed the European Union s borders every day without having their passports checked. Goods worth ‘ 2.8 trillion were transported each year across the Schengen frontiers without any delay checking lorry drivers papers or inspecting their loads for migrants.

Yet that way of daily life and the economic lifeblood of free-flowing freight is under threat as the migration crisis has led to the return of border controls in Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Slovenia. Controls have been reintroduced after more than a million migrants poured through the EU s open external border last year. According to

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