Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Dr. Michael Böhmer, Jan Limbers, Ante Pivac, Heidrun Weinelt

Departure from the Schengen Agreement

Macroeconomic impacts on Germany and the countries of the European Union

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The long-term reintroduction of border controls within Europe would reduce economic growth throughout Europe. Up to the year 2025 for Germany alone a decline in growth can be expected amounting to a minimum of 77 billions from 2016 to 2025. In a pessimistic scenario these losses could even sum up to about 235 billion euros within the next 10 years. These are the results of a current study by Prognos AG on behalf of the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

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