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A similar sense of urgency is found in the Coordinators’ Group Palma document, which stresses the need for a great deal of flanking measures to be taken before free movement can be introduced in a responsible manner. Thus, the Coordinators’ Group argues that ‘in many instances the measures proposed, for example those regarding provisions on immigration . . are ones which are desirable in their own right, though equally their implementation assumes greater urgency and importance in the light of the objective of free movement’ (Coordinators’ Group 1989: emphasis added).
As Knelangen argues, it is therefore not important whether the perceived ‘security deficit’ was real or not: What is decisive, rather, is that in the perception of the leading actors from national ministries of Justice and the Interior as well as high-ranking representatives from the police borders are seen as a central element in combating crime. Their disappearance could therefore only be accepted if they would be flanked by compensatory measures of a policing nature. (My translation) As Wouter van de Rijt (1998), a representative of the Schengen Secretariat, has argued, Schengen permitted working groups to work across various policy domains in order to establish links between them.
3 Indeed, the conclusion of the Schengen Accord was not a response to security concerns but to the 1984 road blockades thrown up by French lorry drivers, who protested against the extensive controls by customs officials, which caused them long delays on their trans-European routes (Wallace 1999: 512). 4 This in turn led to the signing of two bilateral agreements – both of which are mentioned in the preamble of the Schengen Accord – in which the abolishment of internal frontiers was regulated: The 31 May Neustadt/Aisch agreement between Germany and the Benelux countries and the 13 July 1984 Saarbrücken agreement between France and Germany.