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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European Union countries are obliged to co-operate with the scheme after signing the Prum Treaty in 2008 which hopes to combat terrorism and cross-border crime.
The initial push for stronger EU-wide security legislation came from Germany, which co-authored the original Prum Treaty.
He highlighted the 2005 Prum Treaty, and the subsequent agreement (at the June 2007 Justice and Home Affairs Council) to incorporate it into EU law, as a significant step forward.
The measure is intended as an extension to the kinds of police cooperation covered by the intergovernmental Prum Treaty (which is currently in the process of being incorporated into EU law, following agreement at the June JHA Council).
A good, hypothetical, example of this could be the decision by Council (on which political agreement was reached in June 2007) to implement essential aspects of the 2005 Prum Treaty into EU law.
A good, hypothetical, example of this could be the decision by Council (on which political agreement was reached in June) to implement essential aspects of the 2005 Prum Treaty into EU law.
Police data exchange: easier sharing of fingerprint and DNA data between national police forces by transforming the intergovernmental Prum Treaty into EU law
After years of heated debate, ministers also adopted a framework decision on the so-called Prum Treaty.
The Council is also set to seal a deal on turning the so-called Prum Treaty into EU law.
The Prum Treaty is originally a seven-nation pact operating outside the EU framework, but EU justice ministers in February decided to fold the treaty, providing for a cross-border exchange of data, such as fingerprints and DNA, between the police, into EU law.