Europeans love the Internet. Whilst still lagging behind North America in terms of Internet penetration rates (88%), Europe at 73.5% (as of November 2015) is the second most connected part of the digital economy world. The Internet provides the technological infrastructure for the World Wide Web to function. Sending emails and social networking are some of the most popular activities online. Arguably, nothing will stop the growth of these digital communications activities, even if the growing refugee crisis prompts the re-instatement of the Schengen country borders. However, should the Schengen Agreement be rolled back? What would the effects of such a development be on the wider Digital Economy in Europe?
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