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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One significant illustration of this is the impending decision by the 34 Schengen Group members of the European Union to give UAE citizens a visa waiver allowing UAE citizens to enter Schengen Group countries without arranging a visa in advance.
Reporting from Southeastern Bulgaria, where the first section of the planned border fence was completed in September, the prominent paper points out that the Bulgarian government is "drawing on money from the European Union and other sources, and eager to prove it can effectively control its southern flank" and also to "demonstrate to European leaders that the country deserves to be admitted into the Schengen group" of nations whose members travels between them without visas or passports.
He announced punitive measures against the European Union's Schengen group, and threatened to deprive the United States of his country's oil, after imposing an economic embargo on Switzerland and declaring Jihad against it.
JEDDAH: With Switzerland joining the Schengen group, Saudis and expatriates from the Kingdom will now be able to visit the country with a Schengen visa, a senior Swiss diplomat said yesterday.