Challenges to the Schengen area

04-03-2016

The 1985 Schengen Agreement and the 1990 Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement, were formally codified in EU law by the Schengen Protocol of the Treaty of Amsterdam. In addition to providing common rules on people entering the Schengen area, and internal frontier-control free travel, Schengen-related measures provide for enhanced police and judicial cooperation, and complement the single market, through giving tangible reality to the four freedoms that are the cornerstone of European integration. Under the Treaties, Schengen-related measures are subject to parliamentary and judicial scrutiny and are part of the acquis to be adopted by candidate countries.

The 1985 Schengen Agreement and the 1990 Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement, were formally codified in EU law by the Schengen Protocol of the Treaty of Amsterdam. In addition to providing common rules on people entering the Schengen area, and internal frontier-control free travel, Schengen-related measures provide for enhanced police and judicial cooperation, and complement the single market, through giving tangible reality to the four freedoms that are the cornerstone of European integration. Under the Treaties, Schengen-related measures are subject to parliamentary and judicial scrutiny and are part of the acquis to be adopted by candidate countries.