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 Schengen Convention have to increase security and not to the lack of control in the waves of irregular migration to Europe.
Under the current Schengen Convention, a state may restore controls at its borders only "where public policy or national security so require" for a "limited period".
According to the current Schengen Convention, a state can already re-establish border controls "where necessary for the public order or national security" and for a "limited period".
The Schengen Convention (setting up an area that now includes 25 EU member states in which there are no controls at internal borders) does not provide for this type of movement for holders of long-stay visas of more than three months and less than one year(1).
However, no other EU member state wished to fuel the debate on the use made by Switzerland of provisions of the Schengen Convention.
The Schengen Convention and Borders Code do not oblige member states to expel third-country nationals who do not meet applicable conditions for stays on its territory.
The advocate-general's opinion: the Schengen Convention and the Schengen Borders Code do not oblige a member state to deport third-country nationals who do not meet the residence conditions laid down in the convention.
To recall, the Schengen acquis was developed as an intergovernmental process, beginning with the Schengen Convention in 1985, in which the UK did not participate.