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 Agreement now includes 22 EU countries plus non-EU Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
That wish was fulfilled, eventually becoming the Schengen Agreement.
This was all made possible by the Schengen Agreement, signed in 1985 aboard the Princess Marie-Astrid cruise vessel on the Moselle River moored by the village, with the first five signatories being the European Economic Community nations of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Following the EU's Schengen Agreement rules, Sweden will initially reintroduce the checking of documents at its border for just 10 days.
The Paris terror attacks have prompted growing security concerns, which ultimately challenge the continuity of the Schengen Agreement, US intelligence company Strategic Forecasting, Inc.
The assumption of free travel between most EU countries under the Schengen Agreement has been thrown into doubt by the re-erection this week of border controls in Germany, Austria and elsewhere.
The President of the European Commission, J-C Juncker, considers the two greatest achievements of the EU are: 1) The creation of the euro - good for Germany, a disaster for the rest, especially the 'Club Med' countries; 2) The Schengen agreement, to create a borderless EU - how's that working out, by the way?
The Schengen Agreement allows travel without internal border checks between 22 EU member countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The EU is grappling with an unprecedented flow of refugees from the Middle East and Africa which is testing its asylum rules and the Schengen agreement -- its core agreement on unrestricted travel.
"During consideration of visa application, the German Embassy, likewise visa sections of other member states of Schengen Agreement, are bound by common for all rules.
In an interview with BBC Scotland's Sunday Politics programme, she said there could be a border check if Scotland joined the European Common Travel Area by signing up to the Schengen Agreement.
Denmark: Denmark s decision to deploy permanent customs officers at its borders breaks the European Union s Schengen agreement, two Danish law professors said in an opinion piece published Wednesday.