Another divisive issue will be the enlargement of Europe
's so-called Schengen area, within which citizens can travel freely without border controls.
"The regeneration of the whole surrounding region of Famagusta, including the return of its fenced off area to life, has to be taken into consideration and turned into a win-win solution for both communities and into a win-win perspective for the enlargement of Europe
and the restoration of the international rule of law's respect by all parties concerned."
The Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly have survived nonetheless, partly from being useful in specific sectors and partly by taking on new roles, today being the conscience of Europe, through the European Covenant of Human Rights, and being in the vanguard of the enlargement of Europe
. With direct election of MEPs to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly is the major venue where national parliamentarians can discuss issues of common interest to Europeans.