COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 12.5.2017 on proportionate police checks and police cooperation in the Schengen area

1. On 11 May 2017, the Schengen States considered the Commission proposal 8709/17 and agreed that five Schengen States - Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway – can apply Article 29 of the Schengen Borders Code (SBC) and maintain raised internal borders controls at specific sections of their internal borders for a further six months, but as a final measure.

2. The Commission notes that further efforts are still needed in order to ensure the full operation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement, including monitoring the situation in Greece and along the Western Balkans route. However, they stress that the said Schengen States should make every effort to find other ways to address the threats instead of using raised internal borders, and they should ensure their borders are lowered within the six months.

Topic  Justice & Home Affairs 
Department  Home Office 
Council Reference  8899/17 
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C Reference  C(17)3349 

Associated file(s)

  1. Dissolution EM 8899/17 - 34 KB - docx
  2. Document 8899/17 - 289 KB - pdf
  3. Final Signed EM 8899/17 - 140 KB - pdf

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