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EU Looks to Build Strategy for Stronger Schengen Area

The EU is looking to foster cooperation and political dialogue in order to build a stronger and more resilient Schengen area.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

Greece in Top 5 Schengen Countries Issuing Short-stay Visas

Greece is ranked fifth among 10 Schengen countries that received the most short-stay visa applications in 2017 after France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

EU Set to Suggest Mandatory Fingerprinting on All IDs

In efforts to tackle terrorism, the European Commission plans to table a proposal that all EU identification cards include fingerprinting.

Schengen Zone Airport Checks Legal, Biometric IDs a Requirement

European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos recently stated that Schengen zone checks were both legal and carried out in most countries regularly.

Non-EU Citizens: New Passport Requirements For Traveling To Europe

Third-country nationals entering the Schengen area will now be required to hold a travel document valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States.