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Agreement between the Governments of the States of Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders signed in Schengen

The Schengen Agreement led to the creation of Europe's borderless Schengen Area. The treaty was signed on 14 June 1985 by five of the ten member states of the then European Economic Community near the town of Schengen in Luxembourg, but was only partially implemented until 1995. It proposed the gradual abolition of border checks at the signatories' common borders.

type: Agreement

Reference number: 239

Issue date: 14-06-85

Official Journal: OJ L 239, 22.9.2000, p. 13–18


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