Schengen agreement


Schengen agreement
Schengen agreement /shengˈgen ə-grēˈmənt/
noun
An agreement (initially between France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, but since joined by ten additional countries) to remove all border controls between themselves and to exchange information on criminal activities, etc
ORIGIN: From the Luxembourg village of Schengen, where the agreement was first discussed

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the Schengen agreement 7 [Schengen agreement] [ˈʃeŋən əɡriːmənt] [ˈʃeŋən əɡriːmənt] noun
an agreement between the countries of the European Union to remove controls at their borders so that, for example, people can move freely from one country to another without needing to show their passports
 
Culture:
The agreement was signed in 1985 in the Luxembourg town of Schengen by seven ↑EU countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain) and came into force in 1995. It removed border controls for people travelling between these countries which made travel easier. More European countries have joined since, and in 2009 25 countries, known as the Schengen area, were part of the agreement. The UK and Ireland have chosen to stay outside the Schengen area.

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