Contents of FECL No. 32 (March 1995)


On 26 March, the Schengen implementing agreement finally entered into force in seven signatory states. Formally, controls at the internal borders between Germany, France, the Benelux states, Spain and Portugal were abolished the same day.
In Greece and Italy, the "N-SIS", the national components of the Schengen Information System (SIS), are not yet operational and external border controls are considered to be deficient by the other signatory states. The Austrian government signed the Agreement on 24 March, but is not expected to be able to implement it before 1998. Sweden has, for the first time, officially shown interest in membership.
The following articles try to provide an overview on the current state of the Schengen process, based on national reports on early effects of the implementation and recent documents of the Schengen Group.


SCHENGEN: 'Schengen implementation': First effects on border controls


SCHENGEN: Implementing and upgrading the SIS


SCHENGEN: Schengen visa policy: Keeping out "undesirable foreigners


SCHENGEN: Schengen and the Scandinavian countries


SCHENGEN: Denmark ready to consider extradition of Danish citizens to EU states


EUROPEAN UNION: Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels


BELGIUM: Inhuman conditions in detention centres for deportees


BELGIUM: Belgian gendarmerie informs Zairian security on deportees


BELGIUM: Pro-active policing of youth


AUSTRIA: 'Drag net' search in Carinthia


AUSTRIA: Annual 'Ulrichsberg' covenant infiltrated by nazis


GERMANY: General halt on deportations of Kurds to Turkey lifted


GERMANY: Air-passengers prevent deportation


OPINION: Muddling with Europol: Who wants what?