EU Ministers Discuss Practical Implementation of Schengen Agreement

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Wednesday, June 1, 1994
On April 26, 1994, ministers responsible for the Schengen agreement, which embraces the Benelux countries, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, and Portugal, met in executive committee in Bonn to discuss the practical aspects of implementing the Schengen Agreement. Although no decision was taken on the enforcement of the Schengen Convention which was to come into force on January 1, 1993, the meeting was directed at the goal of permitting abolition of border controls. A communiqué was published at the end of the meeting in which Member States confirmed they that all legal and political conditions for implementation have been met with the start-up of the Schengen Information System…[more]