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Border controls in #Schengen due to #Coronavirus – What can the EU do?

Border controls in #Schengen due to #Coronavirus – What can the EU do?

| May 21, 2020

EU countries are relaxing COVID-induced border controls. Parliament wants a co-ordinated effort to restore a functioning Schengen zone as soon as possible. ©REUTERS/NACHO DOCE/AdobeStock  Travelling freely in the EU was until two months ago a given for most Europeans, but restrictions introduced to halt the spread of the coronavirus meant the closing of internal borders […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission requests to an extension of restrictions for non-essential travel to EU until 15 June

#Coronavirus – Commission requests to an extension of restrictions for non-essential travel to EU until 15 June

The Commission has invited Schengen member states and Schengen associated states to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU for another 30 days, until 15 June. While some EU and Schengen associated states are taking preliminary steps towards easing the measures for fighting the spread of the pandemic, the situation remains fragile […]

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#Schengen – MEPs ready for negotiations on temporary checks at national borders

#Schengen – MEPs ready for negotiations on temporary checks at national borders

| September 25, 2019

Civil Liberties MEPs agreed to start negotiations with EU ministers to revise time limits and conditions for passport controls within the Schengen area. The Schengen Borders Code, currently under revision, allows member states to carry out temporary passport or identity card controls at internal borders within the Schengen area, in the event of a serious threat […]

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New rules for temporary border controls within #Schengen area

New rules for temporary border controls within #Schengen area

| December 3, 2018

Internal border checks within the Schengen area should be limited to a maximum of one year, instead of the current two-year period, say MEPs. The Schengen Borders Code, currently under revision, allows member states to carry out temporary checks at internal borders within the Schengen area, in the event of a serious threat to public […]

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MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

| November 6, 2018

EU ministers should admit Bulgaria and Romania to the border check-free Schengen area as soon as possible, the Civil Liberties Committee has urged. MEPs reiterated on Monday (5 November) their call on EU ministers to take a swift and affirmative decision on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania as fully-fledged members to the Schengen area. […]

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#Schengen – New rules for temporary checks at national borders

#Schengen – New rules for temporary checks at national borders

| October 24, 2018

Internal border checks within the Schengen area would be limited to a maximum of one year, instead of the current two-year period, the Civil Liberties Committee agreed. The Schengen Borders Code currently under revision allows member states to temporarily carry out checks at internal borders of the Schengen area, in the event of a serious […]

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EU leaders embrace #MultiSpeedEurope amid tensions

EU leaders embrace #MultiSpeedEurope amid tensions

France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty. “Unity does not mean uniformity,” French President Francois Hollande said as he hosted the other leaders in the ornate Versailles Palace near Paris. The EU Commission accepts that projects […]

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