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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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Parliament asks Commission to press for full US-EU #visa reciprocity

Parliament asks Commission to press for full US-EU #visa reciprocity

The EU Commission is legally obliged to take measures temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for US citizens, given that Washington still does not grant visa-free access to nationals of five EU countries. In a resolution approved on Thursday (2 March), MEPs urge the Commission to adopt the necessary legal measures “within two months”.  The text prepared […]

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UK must obey EU #FreeMovement laws until it leaves the EU, say MEPs

UK must obey EU #FreeMovement laws until it leaves the EU, say MEPs

Until the UK leaves the EU, it must obey EU laws on free movement, said a majority of MEPs in a plenary debate with the EU Commission on Wednesday (1 March). The EU Commission must ensure that the free movement rights of EU citizens living in the UK are respected, they added. Many speakers also […]

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