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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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e controls at the borders within the EU) have been abolished between Austria and Slovakia ever since the latter joined the Schengen Area in 2008.
Bulgarian and Romanian politicians have been demanding membership in the Schengen Area with tenacious regularity since being invited to join it on January 1, 2007.
We live in the 21st century and must use tools fitting for the 21st century, like fast exchange of information, and not to toy with the freedom of movement of the Schengen area," he said.
But this love story seems to have come to an abrupt end, with politicians clamouring for a shutdown of the Schengen area, and EU countries reintroducing border controls.
Bank statements, pay slips, tax statements, leases, certificates of title, health insurance and proof of onward travel: people who need a visa to enter the Schengen area have to submit to a close scrutiny of their private lives.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkey's European Affairs minister said on Thursday that Turkish citizens will be able to benefit from visa-free travel to Europe's Schengen area starting in October 2016 as part of a recent deal between Turkey and the European Union.
Brussels/Amsterdam- The European Union (EU) will tighten checks at external borders of the passport-free Schengen area, including for its own citizens who enjoy free movement within the bloc, to boost security after the attacks in Paris by armed militants.
The exemption will allow Emirati citizens easy access and travel to, and around, 34 European countries which make up the Schengen area
Oman has [made] a lot of efforts to keep the visa procedures easy for Omanis who want to enter the Schengen Area," he added, noting that there was positive response from European countries to this.
The next rotating EU presidency, Lithuania, will propose the discussion of Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area despite opposition from some Member States.
First it was the Netherlands that led the revolt against Bulgaria and Romania's candidacy for the Schengen area, within which internal border controls have been removed, but now it is Germany that has crushed the two countries' hopes of progressing on the issue during a meeting of the Council of home affairs ministers, on 7 March.
The Schengen Area comprises the territories of twenty-six European countries that have implemented the Schengen Agreement, signed in the town of Schengen, Luxembourg in 1985.