The European Union on Friday unveiled a "roadmap" to restore by the end of the year the Schengen passport-free travel area, warning that its collapse would have a major impact on the economy.
"The objective would be to lift all internal border controls by December, so that there can be a return to a normally functioning Schengen area by the end of 2016," the European Commission said in a statement.
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