An EU State or associated non-EU country participating in the Schengen Area.
The Schengen area of free movement is a unique achievement. Each year millions of European citizens cross our internal borders without a border control.
Today the Commission adopted its fifth Schengen 'health check', a biannual overview on the functioning of the Schengen area. It covers the period from November 2013 to April 2014 and assesses in particular: the situation at the external Schengen borders, the application of Schengen rules and the visa issuance and security procedures.