Border control between 15 European countries stopped a couple of years ago. That was and is quite a big issue, as we are talking sovereign nations, not states. Starting December 21st, most European countries will be added to that treaty. Added will be the eight East European countries and Malta. Not in the treaty are the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Cyprus, Norway and Iceland. Especially for the East European countries this is truly a big deal, as this will make them more feel “part of the Union”. Welcome!

I would appreciate your honest opinion on a related matter. Should the EU countries photograph and fingerprint incoming US citizens?