The Blind, the Deaf and the Dumb! How Domestic Politics Turned the Danish Schengen Controvery into a Foreign Policy Crisis

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The Commission ultimately threatened to take Denmark to court for breaking not only Schengen but also the European Union's rules on free movement. [...]the whole dispute enjoyed massive media coverage internationally. A simple Google search for the words 'the Danish Schengen crisis' shows just how much attention the debacle attracted in the international media, with no less than 767,000 hits.10 The present analysis will be centred on a rather detailed analysis of what actually happened in Danish politics when the Danish border control agreement was negotiated, but it will also focus on the strong reactions from Germany, the Commission and the broader international environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDanish Foreign Policy Yearbook 2012
EditorsNanna Hvidt, Hans Mouritzen
Place of PublicationKbh.
PublisherInstitut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9788776055028
Publication statusPublished - 2012
SeriesDanish Foreign Policy Review

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