The Schengen Convention

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The Audiovisual Production Unit of the European Commission has prepared a 60-minute video-dossier entitled "THE SCHENGEN CONVENTION" to mark the inauguration on 26th March of the "Schengen Information System". This is a computer network for Police co-operation as specified by the Schengen Convention and will interconnect seven of the nine signatories of the agreement. It permits the abolition of frontier controls on persons shifting them to a common external border. Background to the Schengen Convention, Schengen signature ceremonies I and II; Convention book, Schengen village. Entry into force of freedom of movement by air (Frankfurt in Germany, Roissy and Strasbourg in France, Milan in Italy); by land (motorways between Belgium and Luxembourg, control posts abandonned between Luxembourg and Germany and France); by sea: cargo and boat controls in the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and in Ostend in Belgium. III. Schengen information system: acceptable persons - common visa requirements and admitted objects. IV. Europol V. Meetings

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00:00:00 Generic and title 00:00:21
1.1 Signature of the Agreement (I) 14th June 1985, Luxemburg
1. HISTORY
00:00:21 Titre 00:00:09
00:00:30 Extérieur, site de la signature, le bateau "Princesse Marie-Astrid" 00:00:03
00:00:33 Delegations boarding 00:00:06
00:00:39 Signature by Belgian Secretary of State for European Affairs, Paul De Keersmaeker 00:00:02
00:00:41 French Secretary of State, Mrs Lalumière, Secretary of State for Luxemburg, Robert Goebbels(Other signatories: for Holland, Mr. W.F. van Eekelen, for Germany, Mr. W. Schreckenberger) 00:00:11
1.2 Signature of the Schengen Convention (II) 19th June 1990, Luxemburg
00:00:52 Titre 00:00:04
00:00:56 Exteriors of the boat Princesse 'Marie-Astrid' (3 shots) 00:00:18
00:01:14 Interior, R-L Mr. De Keersmaeker, Secretary of State for Luxemburg, Georges Wohlfart, French minister for European Affairs, Edith Cresson and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Piet Dankert (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:24 Signature by Mr. De Keersmaeker 00:00:06
00:01:30 Mrs Cresson and Mr. Wohlfart 00:00:03
00:01:33 Signature by Dr. Lütz Stavenhagen, Secretary of State of the German Chancellery 00:00:05
00:01:38 Pano 00:00:08
00:01:46 Mr. Dankert and Secretary of State for Justice, Mr. Kosto 00:00:06
00:01:52 Mrs Cresson and Mr. Wohlfart 00:00:05
00:01:57 Mr. De Keersmaeker and Dr. Stavenhagen 00:00:04
00:02:01 Signature by Mr. Wohlfart 00:00:06
00:02:07 Signature by Mr. Kosto 00:00:05
00:02:12 Dr. Stavenhagen and Mrs Cresson 00:00:04
00:02:16 Declaration (in FRENCH) by Mr. Dankert, Schengen presidency held by the Netherlands 00:00:30
1.3 Schengen village
00:02:46 Titre 00:00:05
00:02:51 'Schengen' sign 00:00:03
00:02:54 View of Schengen and the Moselle valley 00:00:14
00:03:08 Poste frontalier de Schengen, pont entre le Luxembourg et l'Allemagne (3 plans) 00:00:28
00:03:36 'Place de l'Europe' and monument to the Schengen Agreement (3 shots) 00:00:23
00:03:59 Schengen Castle (2 shots) 00:00:23
00:04:22 'Princesse Marie-Astrid' boat, based in Grevenmacher, exteriors, interiors and the boat's guest book signed by ministers (7 shots) 00:00:41
00:05:03 Noir 00:00:01
1.4 The Schengen Convention Book at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Luxemburg
00:05:04 Titre 00:00:03
00:05:07 Noir 00:00:01
00:05:08 Exteriors of the Ministry (3 shots) 00:00:37
00:05:45 Interior, shots of the Schengen Convention, signatures and seals(Italy signed in Paris 27th November 1990, Spain and Portugal in Bonn, 21st June 1991, Greece in Madrid, 6th November 1992) (5 plans) 00:00:36
00:06:21 Noir 00:00:01
2.1 AIRPORTS
1. Frankfurt International Airport
00:06:22 Titre 00:00:03
2. THE SCHENGEN CONVENTION AND ITS ENTRY INTO FORCE
00:06:25 Noir 00:00:01
00:06:26 Exteriors of the airport (4 shots) 00:00:55
00:07:21 Passport Control (entry into Germany) (6 shots) 00:00:59
00:08:20 Idem, at arrival of plane (8 shots) 00:01:09
00:09:29 Security (6 shots) 00:00:48
00:10:17 Noir 00:00:01
00:10:18 Title 00:00:03
2.1.2. Milan-Linate International Airport
00:10:21 Noir 00:00:01
00:10:22 Departures' board, passport and customs control (entry into Italy) (7 shots) 00:00:49
00:11:11 Noir 00:00:01
2.1.3. Roissy International Airport
00:11:12 Titre 00:00:03
00:11:15 Noir 00:00:01
00:11:16 Exterior 00:00:04
00:11:20 Interior, passengers and customs control of non-EU citizens (15 shots) 00:01:41
00:13:01 Noir 00:00:01
2.1.3. Strasbourg Regional Airport
00:13:02 Titre 00:00:03
00:13:05 Noir 00:00:01
00:13:06 Passengers arriving from an internal flight (4 shots) 00:00:19
00:13:25 Exteriors (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:13:44 Passport control, international arrivals (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:14:03 Arrival of non-EU citizen with European visa (5 shots) 00:00:40
00:14:43 Noir 00:00:01
2.2 LAND BORDERS
00:14:44 Titre 00:00:03
00:14:47 Noir 00:00:01
00:14:48 2.2.1. Motorway Belgium-LuxembourgTraffic crossing border freely (3 shots) 00:00:26
00:15:14 Abandoned cabins (6 shots) 00:00:25
2.2.3 Luxembourg-Germany
00:15:39 Titre 00:00:03
00:15:42 Noir 00:00:01
00:15:43 General view of road border and destruction of pavilions (7 shots) 00:00:47
00:16:30 Noir 00:00:01
2.2.4 Le Perthus France-Spain
00:16:31 Titre 00:00:03
00:16:34 Noir 00:00:01
00:16:35 General views of border post (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:16:59 Spanish policeman waving traffic through and controlling passports (9 shots) 00:01:19
00:18:18 French Police (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:18:26 French customs checking cars for drugs at the border (9 shots) 00:01:20
00:19:46 Idem at the motorway toll-gate (12 shots) 00:01:07
00:20:53 Noir 00:00:01
2.2.4 'Pont de l'Europe' - Kehl France-Germany
00:20:54 Titre 00:00:03
00:20:57 Noir 00:00:01
00:20:58 Flags and general view of French border post, traffic passing (5 shots) 00:00:46
00:21:44 View of the bridge over the Rhine 00:00:05
00:21:49 German side of the border at Kehl, general views of traffic and border post (5 shots) 00:00:48
00:22:37 Noir 00:00:01
2.2.5 Roppenheim/Beinheim France-Germany
00:22:38 Titre 00:00:03
00:22:41 Noir 00:00:01
Shots of the border post at Roppenheim, traffic with abandoned pavilions (3 shots)
00:22:44 Border post and cars passing 00:02:16
00:23:05 'Bureau de change' 00:00:08
00:23:13 Disused customs cabin turned into a café (4 shots) 00:00:23
00:23:36 Views of the bridge at Beinheim 00:00:12
00:23:48 Abandoned pavillion, old French border (3 shots) 00:00:25
00:24:13 German border post (2 shots) 00:00:31
00:24:44 Noir 23:59:58
2.2.6 Fuente de Oñoro - Vliar Formoso Spain-Portugal
00:24:45 Titre 00:00:02
00:24:47 Noir 00:00:01
00:25:00 Empty cabins 00:00:05
00:25:05 Old border sign 'España', pedestrians (2 shots) 00:00:18
00:25:23 'Vilar Formoso' sign 00:00:03
00:25:26 Portuguese policeman 00:00:07
00:25:33 'Portugal' sign 00:00:03
00:25:36 Idem 'España' 00:00:06
00:25:42 Abandoned border crossing for lorries (3 shots) 00:00:29
00:26:11 Titre 00:00:03
2.2.7 Rozvadov Germany-Czech Republic
00:26:15 General views (2 shots) 00:00:29
00:26:44 'Czech Republic' sign (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:26:55 Cars at Czech border (2 shots) 00:00:22
00:27:17 Czech policeman controlling passports (3 shots) 00:00:44
00:28:01 German police (3 shots) 00:00:45
00:28:46 Pan of the border post 00:00:14
00:29:00 Noir 00:00:01
2.2.8 Greece-Bulgaria
00:29:01 Titre 00:00:03
00:29:04 Noir 00:00:01
00:29:05 Greek and European Flags 00:00:07
00:29:12 Counter for Passport Control, Greek Police (3 shots) 00:00:43
00:29:55 Greek Customs (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:30:10 Departure of lorry 00:00:14
00:30:24 Bulgarian passport control (4 shots) 00:00:27
00:30:51 General view of Bulgarian border 00:00:29
00:31:20 Noir 00:00:01
2.2.9 Train Amsterdam-Paris
00:31:21 Titre 00:00:03
00:31:24 Noir 00:00:01
General view of passengers in the train
00:31:30 Travelling shot of the countryside 00:00:06
00:31:36 Passengers 00:00:07
00:31:43 French policeman putting on armband and checking compartments (2 shots) 00:00:21
00:32:04 Checking passports in one compartment (2 shots) 00:00:06
00:32:10 Checking passport with UV lamp 00:00:06
00:32:16 Checking passengers' passports (2 shots) 00:00:24
00:32:40 Close-up of passport with visa 00:00:05
00:32:45 Customs control of passenger's luggage (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:33:00 Travelling shot of arrival at 'Gare du Nord' Paris 00:00:05
00:33:05 Customs Officer on the platform with drugs dog 00:00:07
00:33:12 'Gare du Nord' sign 00:00:06
00:33:18 Sign indicating arrival of train from Amsterdam 00:00:05
00:33:23 Passengers alighting from train, Customs Officers on platform (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:33:36 Control of passenger, checking his luggage in the train (3 shots) 00:00:24
00:34:00 Passenger detained 00:00:06
00:34:06 General shots of station (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:34:17 Customs officers on platform at the arrival of international train (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:34:36 Exterior of Paris 'Gare du Nord' 00:00:12
00:34:48 Noir 00:00:01
00:34:49 Titre 00:00:03
2.3.1 Port of Rotterdam, Holland
2.3 SEA PORTS
00:34:53 Departure of Customs boat from quayside, general shots of Customs officers in the boat and shots of container ships in the port (10 shots) 00:01:21
00:36:14 Customs officer with dog, checking containers (3 shots) 00:00:32
00:36:46 General views of port 00:00:11
00:36:57 Customs officers checking contents of a container with lorry carrying a mobile security (8 shots) 00:01:00
2.3.2 Port of Ostend, Belgium
00:37:57 Titre 00:00:04
00:38:01 Arrival of Ferry 00:00:12
00:38:13 Cars coming off the ferry 00:00:13
00:38:26 Close-up sign 'passport control' 00:00:05
00:38:31 Panneau 'Stop' 00:00:04
00:38:35 Passport control of car 00:00:12
00:38:47 Passport control of cyclists and motorcyclists (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:38:58 General view of border entry 00:00:05
00:39:03 Interior of ferry terminal for foot passengers, passport control (7 shots) 00:00:44
00:39:47 Ferry departure (3 shots) 00:00:23
00:40:10 Noir 00:00:01
2.3.3. Port of Dunkirk, France
00:40:11 Titre 00:00:04
00:40:15 Sailing regatta (2 shots) 00:00:07
00:40:22 Customs boat 00:00:03
00:40:25 General shots of the harbour 00:00:03
00:40:28 Arrival of Belgian sailing boat (2 shots) 00:00:26
00:40:54 Harbour master registering a British sailing boat (4 shots) 00:00:36
00:41:30 Shots of moored Customs and Police boats (3 shots) 00:00:08
00:41:38 French Customs boat leaving the harbour 00:00:15
00:41:53 General view of the port 00:00:15
00:42:08 Black 00:00:01
3. THE SCHENGEN INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS)
3.1.1.Common visaCasablanca, requesting a visa at the Belgian Consulate (responsible for Benelux visa allowing entry into the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Belgium) (12 shots)
3.1 DATA RELATING TO ADMISSIBLE PERSONS
00:42:09 Titre 00:00:03
3.1.2 Brussels National Airport
00:43:17 Titre 00:00:03
00:43:20 Noir 00:00:01
00:43:21 General views at border entry into Belgium (3 shots) 00:00:11
00:43:32 Simulation: control on entry of Moroccan citizen (with visa) using the SIS (3 shots) 00:00:28
00:44:00 Simulation: Moroccan citizen taken off for questioning (6 shots) 00:00:31
00:44:31 Noir 00:00:01
3.1.3 Offices of National SIS (N-SIS) and SIRENE (Supplementary Information Request at the National Entries) Brussels, Belgium
00:44:32 Titre 00:00:03
00:44:35 Noir 00:00:01
00:44:36 Interior, logo of the Belgium SIRENE office 00:00:12
Computer room and shots of police computer operators and computer screens (7 shots)
00:46:16 Noir 23:57:01
00:46:20 Computer operator checking files of wanted people (3 shots) 00:00:43
00:47:03 Noir 00:00:01
00:47:04 Titre 00:00:04
3.1.4 Offices of N-SIS and SIRENE, Zoetermeer, Holland
00:47:08 Exterior of Police HQ in Zoetermeer and headquarters of Interpol (2 shots) 00:00:14
00:47:22 Interior, SIRENE office, police operators (6 shots) 00:00:48
00:48:10 Noir 00:00:01
3.1.5 Central SIS (C-SIS), Strasbourg, France
00:48:11 Titre 00:00:04
00:48:15 Exteriors of the building (4 shots) 00:00:35
00:48:50 Interior, wall sculpture depicting Schengen (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:49:05 Computer servers (5 shots) 00:00:52
Operations room (empty) (5 shots)
00:50:42 Noir 00:00:01
3.2.1 Example of stolen car, Brussels, Belgium
00:50:43 Titre 00:00:03
3.2 DATA RELATING TO ADMISSIBLE OBJECTS
00:50:45 Noir 00:00:01
00:50:46 Operator from SIRENE office receiving request for data on suspect car 00:00:05
00:50:51 Police officers pursuing car 00:00:11
00:51:02 SIRENE Office, request processed and car found to be stolen, operator indicating to police officers the measures to apprehend suspect (5 shots) 00:00:21
00:51:23 Police officers pursuing car and arresting suspect (7 shots) 00:01:05
00:52:28 Noir 00:00:01
3.2.2 Crime Museum, Brussels, Belgium
00:52:29 Titre 00:00:03
Noir
00:52:33 Shots of weapons (seizure covered by the Convention) (5 shots) 00:00:43
00:53:16 UV lamp showing of forged banknotes (2 shots) 00:00:25
00:53:41 Noir 00:00:01
00:53:42 Titre 00:00:03
4. EUROPOL, THE HAGUE, HOLLAND
00:53:45 Noir 00:00:01
00:53:46 Exteriors of the building (4 shots) 00:00:45
00:54:31 Interior, Europol computer (2 shots) 00:00:27
00:54:58 Noir 00:00:01
00:54:59 Titre 00:00:03
5. MEETINGS
5.1 Police training, Brussels, Belgium
00:55:02 Noir 00:00:01
00:55:03 Exterior, police officers entering the Ministry of Justice 00:00:14
00:55:17 Interior, shots of the meeting (6 shots) 00:00:54
00:56:11 Noir 00:00:01
00:56:12 Titre 00:00:03
5.2 Meeting of the Schengen Coordination Committee, Brussels, Belgium
00:56:15 Noir 00:00:01
00:56:16 Interior, shots of the meeting (8 shots) 00:01:10
00:57:26 Noir 00:00:01
5.3 Ministerial Meeting, Bonn, Germany
00:57:27 Titre 00:00:03
00:57:30 Black 00:00:01
00:57:31 Exterior of the German Chancellery building (4 shots) 00:00:41
00:58:12 Interior, shots of the meeting (14 plans) 00:02:05
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