Schengen Agreement

The Schengen Agreement is a treaty signed on 14 June 1985 near the town of Shengen in Luxembourg, between five of the ten member states of the European Economic Community. It was supplemented by the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement five years later. Together these treaties created Europe's borderless Shengen Area, which operates very much like a single state for international travel with external border controls for travellers travelling in and out of the area, but with no internal border controls.

The Shengen Agreement has been signed by 26 European countries.

Future members: Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania

Type | Multinational Treaties
List of countries | Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (The), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland