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Specific actions

Actions that address weaknesses at strategic border points and are financed by the EU through the External ...

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Schengen State

An EU State or associated non-EU country participating in the Schengen Area.

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Schengen Area

As of December 2011, the Schengen Area consists of the following EU States: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,...

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Schengen Agreement & Convention

With the signing on 14 June 1985 of the Schengen Agreement, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and ...

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Irregular entry

Crossing borders without complying with the necessary requirements for legal entry into the receiving State....

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External EU border

An EU States’ land borders, including river and lake borders, sea borders and their airports, river ports, sea ports ...

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External Borders Fund

A financial instrument for the period 2007 to 2013, which supports EU States in the management of external borders...

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European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

An Agency established to help improve the implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), to ...

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EU agency

There are two broad types of agency, each with different characteristics and raising different issues. "Regulatory" or ...

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Community actions

Transnational actions of interest to the EU as a whole. These are financed by the EU through the Funds in the ...

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Border crossing

The physical act of crossing a border either at a border crossing point or another point along the border.

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Border control

The activity carried out at a border, in accordance with and for the purposes of Regulation 562/2006, exclusively in ...

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Border checks

Checks carried out at border crossing points to ensure that persons, including their means of transport and the objects in their possession, may be authorised to enter the territory of the Schengen States or authorised to leave it.

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Border

A line separating land territory or maritime zones of two States or subparts of States. It can also refer to a region ...

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Basic act

Act of secondary law (regulation, directive or decision) laying down the objectives and conditions for budget ...

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