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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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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 ...