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?

 

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