Tag: Schengen

EU Politics

If you’re a rail passenger Schengen is a myth

Enough is enough. Why, oh why, are we re-establishing border controls in Europe, at least as far as night train passengers are concerned? On the Amsterdam-München CityNightLine service last weekend Netherlands Police boarded the train at Venlo and shone a flashlight in everyone’s faces at the border. Last night it […]

EU Politics

Pompous passport patrollers

There’s nothing that manages to get my annoyed quite the way that border guards do. Especially when they are fat, pompous Austrians with a gun in a holster at their hip that greet you with ‘Grüß Gott’ and control your passport a few minutes after your train has left Brenner […]