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Croatia becoming a full Schengen member once all the criteria are met


27.9.2017-European Commission is today proposing measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area. The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code by adopting the rules for the reintroduction of temporary internal border controls to the current needs to respond to evolving and persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security. Stronger procedural [...]

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Systematic checks crossing external Schengen borders

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As of 7 April 2017, Member States are obliged to carry out systematic checks against relevant databases on EU citizens who are crossing the EU’s external borders, in addition to the systematic checks already being carried out on all third-country nationals entering the Schengen zone. Proposed by the Commission in a direct response to the [...]

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Irregular flows of migrants along the western Balkans route are coming to an end

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Ilegal and uncontrolled crossing of borders in the so-called Balkan route ended by a decision of a EU Member States to stop illiegal border crossing. Minister says refugees should not be fed false expectations, as thousands are stuck in squalid conditions in Greek camp. Under the plan, refugees and migrants arriving illegally in Greece would [...]

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Refugee crisis and the transport sector – lack of the European approach putting mobility and economic growth in the EU at risk

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The EU transport sector is being negatively affected by the current refugee and migration crisis Europe is facing, the European Commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc stated during an ALDE group hearing held in the European Parliament today. Hosted by ALDE MEPs Matthijs Van Miltenburg and Angelika Mlinar, the discussion brought together MEPs, stakeholders and key [...]

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Council adopts recommendation to address deficiencies in external borders

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On 12 February 2016, the Council adopted a recommendation on addressing serious deficiencies identified during an evaluation of Greece’s application of the Schengen acquis in the area of external border management. The recommendation proposes to Greece remedial action to address these deficiencies. The action recommended covers areas such as registration procedures, sea border surveillance, border [...]

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