Currently, the Schengen treaty
allows renewal of border controls in the case of a terror or security threat thrown up by sports or other events.
Spanish authorities suspended the Schengen Treaty
yesterday which allows unrestricted travel inside member nations.
The two leaders also discussed Bulgaria's stalled accession to the Schengen treaty
, upon which Barroso expressed the EC's "full support" of a Bulgarian Schengen entry.
The EU member states, while pointing out the importance they attach to the free movement of persons, will request at the European Council, on 23-24 June in Brussels, a reform of the Schengen Treaty
through the creation of a "safeguard mechanism" that can be used to restore identity checks at internal borders in "exceptional circumstances".
Amid migrant fears, Europe could back away from the Schengen treaty
and bring back border controls
Latvia became a Schengen country on December 21, 2007, thus opening its borders to other Schengen Treaty
states of the European Union.
Border controls were abolished at midnight as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined 15 nations already in the Schengen Treaty
On the basis of the Schengen Treaty
(for the abolition of border controls at the common outer borders) though, the Netherlands in my opinion could, and should, have independently decided that the Nigerian team would not be admitted for the purpose of playing the international practice match.
The strict new proposals apply to Britain as it is not signed up to the Schengen Treaty
, which allows free travel between European countries.
The new rules applies only to countries not signed up to the Schengen treaty
, which allows free travel between the 15 European countries that are members.
The Schengen treaty
currently allows "hot pursuit" across land borders, but it is also to allow pursuit across sea or air.
Most of the other European Union countries operate a common visa policy allowing entry across any EU border, then free movement across national borders on the European mainland, under an agreement known as the Schengen Treaty