Schengen Area

EU proposal would expand data collection at Schengen borders

The European Commission proposed expanding its criminal data bank system on Wednesday to help countries exchange more information on terrorism, cross-border crime and undocumented migrants.

Croatia could join Schengen Area after 2018

Croatia could wrap up preparations for joining the Schengen Area by the end of 2016 and join after 2018, Foreign Minister Miro Kovac and Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Friday.

Barrier placed at Batina border crossing, Interior Ministry says

The Interior Ministry officially confirmed on Thursday that "technical obstacles" were set up at the Batina border crossing with Serbia.

Estonia supports Croatia's Schengen Area entry

Estonia supports Croatia's entry into the Schengen Area and this requires dealing well with the migrant crisis which Croatia, through which 600,000 refugees and migrants passed, showed that it could, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said on Monday.

EU's six founding members meet in Rome to brainstorm crisis solutions

Foreign ministers of the six countries that founded the European Union

EU ministers seek extended border controls to tackle migration

EU interior ministers want the ability to extend national border controls beyond the current six-month limit under the passport-free Schengen area, as efforts to control the continent's migration surge are having little effect.

EU ministers to discuss possible two-year suspension of Schengen regime

Germany wants to extend border checks to up to two years and in order to do so, it needs to prove that there are permanent shortcomings on the external borders of the Schengen area.

Croatian police procure state-of-the-art helicopter

Croatia's police air fleet has a new modern AW139 helicopter valued at HRK 119 million, purchased with funds from the Schengen Facility Fund for the purpose of border surveillance.
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