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Offline Sassafras

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Becoming Border Free
« on: December 20, 2007, 01:19:54 PM »
The European Union is becoming more border-free with the addition of 9 new countries to the Schengen zone.  The Schengen zone is named after a Luxembourg village where a first agreement on passport-free travel was struck in 1985.  This expansion will include 9 new countries - Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Malta and the Czech Republic - along with the existing members - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden - making a 24 country stronghold.

I know, it's doesn't seem like much, but I get a kick out of hearing people who tare down borders while others are building them.  Silly me!!

Europe with countries labeled:

Europe with the Schengen zone in dark blue:

Note:  Switzerland and the United Kingdom are not included in the Schengen zone, but I know Switzerland is a member of the European Free Trade Agreement.


Sass


Sources:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071220/wl_nm/eu_borders_dc;_ylt=ApDfiSsfg8vHsTaaJ_KLNOnGK7IF
http://law.by/work/EnglPortal.nsf/0/2897DD202D39397AC22573B6004E21DD?OpenDocument
« Last Edit: December 20, 2007, 08:20:27 PM by Sassafras »


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