Romanian 
     
 Brief history


At the beginning of the ‘80s, a debate concerning the importance of the freedom of movement has been initiated at European level. In 1984 the former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met the French president at that time, François Mitterand, at the border check point « Goldene Brenn », nearby Saarbrücken. They decided to eliminate the border controls between Germany and France. At that time, none of them was aware of the visionary significance of this decision for a Europe without internal borders and without border control among countries…

 
     

 Members of the Agreement
  Currently, 25 European states are full members of the Schengen Agreement. These are: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden...
 

     
Enlargement of the Schengen Area
 
Benefits of the accession


The Schengen Area is an area of freedom of movement, without internal border controls among Member States and with a single external border, where the controls are carried out according to a clear set of rules…

  The accession to the Schengen Area implies the removal of internal border controls among the Member States that fully implement the Schengen acquis and creates a single external border, where controls are carried out according to a clear set of rules concerning visas, migration, asylum, and measures regarding police, judicial and customs cooperation
 


    Compensatory set of rules   

Aside from the occurred benefits, the removal of internal border may also have negative impact on the internal security of the member states …
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    Process of Schengen evaluation
     Areas subjected to the evaluation visits:

     Categories of provisions of the Schengen acquis  Border control
 Visas
 Stages of the evaluation process
 Police cooperation
 Romanian-Bulgarian cooperation  Implementing the Schengen Information System
 Schedule of Schengen evaluations in Romania  Data Protection
     
 

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ROMANIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

 
   
 

General Information about Romania
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MAI – institution coordinating the accession process to the Schengen Area Schengen Department

Schengen Department

 
   
  Romania’s Accession to the Schengen Area  
   
 
Milestones regarding the accession to the      Schengen Area:

Negotiations on the Chapter 24 - Justice and Home  Affairs
Romania’s accession to the European Union

Legislative:

The National Strategy for Accession to the Schengen Area
Schengen action plan

Decision no. 30/2007 on the organization and functioning of the Minister of Interior and Administrative Reform
Decision no. 882 of July 5, 2006 on establishing the National Schengen Auto evaluation Commission

Institutional:


Coordination – the National Auto-evaluation Schengen Commission
Auto-evaluation missions/pre-evaluation visits


Financial Resources:

The single multi-annual investment Plan - Schengen Facility
Schengen Facility




Romania’s Declaration of Readiness