Schengen and cross-border traffic: trucks arriving in Germany
With the limits of Schengen being continuously tested, this chart looks at the possible economic implications of controls on cross-border traffic.
3.8 million trucks from Austria and 3.1 million trucks from Poland crossed the German border in 2015. As the chart shows, they constitute the second and third most common origins for trucks crossing to Germany, after the Netherlands.
If temporary controls, such as in Denmark and Sweden, were to be implemented by Germany or its neighbours, the economic costs of delays would be considerable.
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