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Press conference by Cecilia Malmström on Schengen governance

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On 16 September 2011 during a press conference, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, announced that the European Commission decided to strengthen the Schengen area to guarantee free movement for the hundreds of thousands of EU citizens and third countries' nationals travelling within this territory every day. The Commission's proposals aim to put in place a more efficient and EU-based approach to Schengen cooperation. Particular challenges that may put the overall functioning of the Schengen area under strain need to be addressed in an effective and coordinated manner. The proposals provide for a stronger EU-based evaluation and monitoring system to verify and ensure the application of the Schengen rules, and for a more structured European decision-making mechanism that could allow for the temporary reintroduction of internal border controls in case of serious threat to public policy or internal security.
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Type: EbS   Reference: 79445   Date: 16/09/2011   Duration: 00:30:54
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