Schengen Convention

Schengen Convention

Established- signed June 1990; effective March 1995
Aim- to allow free movement within an area without internal border controls
Members- (26) Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; note - UK and Ireland have not joined; Cyprus will probably join in the near future; Bulgaria and Romania are still not fully implemented
De Facto members (microstates within or between Schengen states)- (5) Andorra, Holy See, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino