European Parliament: Civil liberties committee debates Schengen situation

BRUSSELS, 1-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The civil liberties committee will debate the current situation at the borders inside the Schengen area in the wake of the temporary reimposition of border controls by some member states with Commission representatives on Thursday morning. The Commission is required to monitor the situation closely and keep Parliament and the Council fully informed under the Schengen Borders Code.Parliament passed a resolution on 10 September restating its commitment to “open borders within the Schengen area, while ensuring effective management of external borders”.

“Free movement of people within the Schengen area has been one of the biggest achievements of European integration”, Parliament said.

The debate in the committee will take place on Thursday, 1 October, from 10.45 to 11.45. It will be webstreamed on EP Live

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