Questions tagged [schengen-area]

The Schengen Area refers to a treaty that allows broad freedom of movement for European citizens between Schengen countries without the need for a visa. Use to discuss the politics of countries joining/leaving the Schengen Treaty

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Enforcing Entrance into Schengen Area for EU Members

From what I understand, it is currently necessary for EU countries to join the Schengen Area (src: https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/schengen_en). I know that ...
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Are de facto Schengen countries exempt from the Covid-19 US travel ban?

President Trump's presidential proclamation specifically defines the countries affected by the ban as the 26 signatories to the Schengen Treaty: For purposes of this proclamation, the Schengen Area ...
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Why are non-Schengen countries excluded from the Covid-19 US travel ban?

The US government suspended travel from Europe to US, except for countries which are not in the Schengen area such as the UK and Ireland. Many comments from EU leader seem to assume that this is a ...
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What has the reaction from the EU been to Trump suspending travel from the whole 26-country Schengen zone?

Breaking news US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus. In a televised address, he said travel from ...
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Were the UK opt-outs of the Euro and Schengen enacted via the Ordinary Legislative Procedure?

Were the UK opt-outs of Schengen and the Euro legislatively enacted via the Ordinary Legislative Procedure or by treaty negotiation at the Council level?
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Would UK citizens require a visa to enter the Schengen area in case of a no-deal Brexit?

If the UK leaves the EU without any deal (the so-called "no-deal" or "Hard" Brexit) and it is not placed on the Annex II list of countries of the Schengen agreement, would UK citizens begin to ...
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Why didn't Ireland and the UK unify their visa regimes?

Ireland and the UK share an open-border area just like the Schengen countries, but unlike the Schengen area they lack a common short-term immigration policy. As a result, pretty much anyone can obtain ...
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Why are Romania's and Bulgaria's reasons for postponing entering the Schengen area considered non-technical?

Some Romanian politicians (example) argue that the country should be within the Schengen area. I do not know exactly for Bulgaria, but for Romania I have heard on multiple occasions that it obeys ...
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Are people in favor of Brexit planning to stop visa free travel for EU citizens?

In amongst all the news reports about the Brexit campaign I can't find answers to some simple questions. Here is just one. Does the Brexit campaign want to end visa free travel to the UK for all or ...