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Article: Preventing “Criminal Tourism” in Schengen Member States (2017)


Since many years the Belgian Immigration Office is confronted with imprisoned foreign national offenders with third country nationality having a residence permit in another EU Member or a European Economic Area state (EEA). These persons can only receive an entry ban limited to Belgium since their right to freedom of movement having a permit in the other member states. As there are no border controls within Schengen, such a national entry ban can easily be circumvented. Click download to view the article.

Geert Verbauwhede