EU Plans to Ban Entry at Its Borders, but Barriers Rise Within Bloc

As featured in The Wall Street Journal



The EU, built through decades of gradual transfers of power from its members to its center, still leaves decisions on borders and health care to national governments. Historically, Europe has relied on the leadership of Germany and France in challenging times. Now, both countries are turning inward to deal with their respective crises, said Jonathan Eyal, associate director of the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based think tank.