Group of Schengen
Groupe de Schengen
1985-06-14 Schengen Luxembourg
14 Jun 1985, Schengen (Luxembourg) on signature of T-XT8556 - Schengen Agreement by governments of the states of D-XD0190 - Benelux Union, France and the Federal Republic of Germany. T-XT9056 - Schengen Convention was signed 19 Jun 1990, by the 5 founding countries. Italy adhered in 1990; Portugal and Spain adhered in 1991, Greece adhered in 1992; Austria adhered in 1995; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden adhered in 1996. Agreement on free circulation between Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain entered into force 26 Mar 1995. Under T-XT9706 - Treaty of Amsterdam, signed 2 Oct 1997, entered into force 1999, the Group no longer exists as a separate entity, all activities of the Schengen Agreement are integrated into F-XF2147 - European Union (EU). Czech Rep, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined Dec 2007. Switzeland joined Dec 2008. The Group is also referred to as: Schengen Space -- Espace Schengen; Schengen States -- Etats Schengen.
Permit the abolition of inner border controls affecting the movement of persons.
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Former Schengen Secretariat, originally within Benelux Economic Union, subsequently expanded to cover integration with the EU and, from 1 May 1999, is part of the Council of the European Union as part of the Council Secretariat. Group is administered by the Council and COREPER. Council/Mixed Committee includes Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein as well as member EU countries. Working Groups.
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