Schengen Agreement

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Schengen Agreement

an extension of the policy of the EUROPEAN UNION on free movement of persons whereby the governments of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and France agreed to eliminate (as at 1 January 1993) all border controls against persons.
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The Committee president also invited his counterpart at the Parliament to speak at the Committee's plenary session in February, which would largely focus on upholding the Schengen agreements.
The Schengen Agreements of 1985 and 1990 eliminated a number of systematic border controls among participating European countries and also enables cooperation between member states in such areas as customs, immigration, and judicial and criminal justice cooperation.
The projects, co-financed by the Cohesion Fund, are also aimed to increase airside safety in compliance with international civil aviation standards and requirements, boost compliance with the requirements of the Schengen agreements and improve the environmental protection at Tallinn Airport and its vicinity.