Bringing down barriers: 20 years of Schengen

Now covering most of Europe and embodying people's right to free movement, the Schengen area was born from the dreams of a few in a village in Luxembourg.

Europeans' views on immigration

According to a new European Parliament Eurobarometer survey, Europeans identify immigration as one of the EU's main challenges and a majority favour a better distribution of asylum seekers. But national opinions vary.

Seeking asylum in the EU

What exactly happens when someone applies for asylum in the EU? Find out the definition of an asylum seeker, what their rights and obligations are, and what the process is like.