Factcheck - Schengen border controls
In the Big Crunch Presidential Debate, Green leading candidate Ska Keller said that the Schengen free travel area is a key European achievement, but "unfortunately all of your different political groups have voted for introducing temporary border controls within the Schengen Area."
Mr. Verhofstadt and Mr. Schulz both groaned, and Mr. Verhofstadt cut across Ska to say: "No. It is not true. What you are saying is completely not true. ... it's untrue what you said, that we have safeguard the Schengen acquis is still applicable, and the exception that was made was to counter proposals by the Council that was made to end the acquis. It's the opposite. The opposite of what you are saying."