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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Europe would face enormous annual costs and trade damage by restoring border controls among 26 countries in Schengen zone, Rand study suggests
Currently British passport-holders can travel throughout member states without having to apply for shortterm visas, but Britain's decision to leave the EU has left question marks over the criteria needed for UK nationals to visit the Schengen zone.
Currently, the Schengen Zone includes 25 countries as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, that remain outside of the EU but part of the visa-free Schengen Zone.
Furthermore, while the bond confers to the applicant and his or her family a life- long visa-free entry to any of the Schengen Zone countries, other benefits include zero personal income tax being levied and the eligibility to apply for Hungarian citizenship after eight years.
The uncertainty is attributed to a number of grey or black swan events including the long predicted slowdown of China's economic growth and the greatest migration to Europe for a century across a fragile Schengen zone.
Part 3 will be built northwest of the Old Port of fences separation zone; A gate terminal of the Schengen zone countries, shipping lines, non-Schengen zone countries, shipping lines and cruise ships zone checkpoint.
The head of state said that all those involved in the crisis management system responsible to handle the situation informed at the meeting about the illegal migration threats coming from the territory of the European Union and the Schengen zone and about the possibilities of the situation worsening further.
Denmark will extend its temporary border controls within the Schengen zone until at least March 4, Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing Inger Stojberg said Tuesday, local Danish media reported.
When asked whether freedom of travel in the Schengen zone is in danger, he replied, "I hope not, but I can see the risk.
The German chancellor's sudden move in early September to welcome asylum seekers from Syria opened bitter rifts in the EU and raised fears for the future of the passport-free Schengen zone.
TEHRAN (FNA)- In lockdown over "imminent" threat, the passport-free Schengen zone in Europe may not get back to its old lovely self anytime soon.